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Lisa Bari, Civitas Networks for Health CEO, Joins eHealth Exchange Board of Directors

(Vienna, VA – February 6, 2023) – eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s oldest and largest health information networks, is beginning the new year with the addition of Lisa Bari, Civitas Networks for Health CEO, to the eHealth Exchange board of directors. Bari complements the board as an accomplished leader who shares eHealth Exchange’s passion and commitment to transform health information data exchange for the benefit of patient care.

As the head of the largest non-profit association of health information exchanges (HIEs) and regional health improvement collaboratives (RHICs), Bari has a long history promoting interoperability and data sharing at the state and regional levels to support improved health. Her knowledge and expertise will be an asset in achieving eHealth Exchange’s strategic goals.

“We’re excited to welcome Lisa to our board, and we look forward to her strategic counsel and working closely with her to advance large-scale interoperable health data exchange across a network of diverse participants,” said Jay Nakashima, eHealth Exchange executive director. “Numerous state and regional HIEs have expressed interest in participating in TEFCA [Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement] using eHealth Exchange as their anticipated QHIN [Qualified Health Information Network] gateway. Lisa’s perspective is critical in ensuring our efforts continue to align with the needs of the broader HIE community.”

As the leader of a national network of HIEs, RHICs, and critical technology and solutions partners, Bari will be sure to bring forward industry insights that prompt attention and the continued advancement of interoperability efforts among future QHINs and established HIEs. “It’s truly an honor to join the eHealth Exchange Board of Directors and work with the highly experienced directors and management team to help eHealth Exchange advance health data sharing and achieve its strategic objectives,” Bari said. “Together, we have an unwavering commitment to deliver ubiquitous health data exchange and to work to ensure every patient receives excellent care. This is a critical juncture in health IT, and I’m proud and excited to contribute the wisdom and experience of Civitas’ network of HIEs, data-led health collaboratives, and solutions partners to push nationwide exchange to its highest point ever.”

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About eHealth Exchange

eHealth Exchange, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to public good, is the oldest and largest health information network in the country and is most well known as the principal way the federal government exchanges clinical data among federal agencies and with the private sector. Recognized for certified data quality, trusted governance, transparency, and its commitment to privacy, eHealth Exchange facilitates the secure exchange of patient records for more than 250 million patients and processes roughly 21 billion data exchanges annually. Vendor-agnostic, with a broad public health focus, eHealth Exchange provides connectivity for more than 30 electronic health record systems, 60 regional and state HIEs, 75 percent of U.S. hospitals, 85 percent of dialysis centers, 70,000 medical groups, and payers in 34 states – as well as countless urgent care centers, surgery centers, and clinical laboratories. Five federal agencies (Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Indian Health Service (IHS), Food and Drug Administration, and Social Security Administration) also participate in the network to share patient information with private-sector partners as well as other federal agencies. Active in all 50 states, eHealth Exchange connects to other national health information networks today via Carequality and now TEFCA as a Designated QHIN. See: / @ehealthexchange.

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