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Illinois HIE Authority Minutes for June 22 2011 

The Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority ("Authority"), pursuant to notice duly given, held a meeting at 12:10 p.m. on June, 2011, at the Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, IL.

Appointed Members Present:

  • Dr. Bechara Choucair
  • Mr. David Holland
  • Dr. Nancy Newby
  • Dr. Nicholas Panomitros
  • Dr. Bruce Wellman
  • Dr. Cheryl Whitaker

Appointed Members Present [by video conference]:

  • Dr. William Kobler
  • Mr. Mark Neaman

Ex-Officio Members Present:

  • DOI – Colleen Burns
  • DHS – Susan Locke

Ex-Officio Members Present [by video conference]:

  • HFS – Director Julie Hamos
  • DPH – Director Damon T. Arnold, MD
  • OOG – Mr. Michael Gelder

OHIT Staff Present:

  • Laura Zaremba
  • Mark Chudzinski
  • Diego Estrella
  • David Fagus
  • Saroni Lasker
  • Mary McGinnis

OHIT Staff Present [by video conference]:

  • Krysta Heaney
  • Cory Verblen
  • Vaughn Ganiyu

Members Absent: none
Vacancies:
Executive Director

Call To Order and Roll Call

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker welcomed the appointed and ex-officio members of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority, as well as the members of the general public in attendance. Mr. Chudzinski, Acting Secretary to the Board, confirmed the presence of the Members of the Authority Board noted above. There were no objections from the members of the Authority Board to the participation by electronic means of those attending by video conference, including Dr. William Kobler and Mr. Mark Neaman, who had advised the Acting Secretary in advance of their attendance by electronic means necessitated by business or employment purposes.

Board Introductions

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker welcomed Ms. Colleen Burns, attending as the ex-officio representative of the Illinois Department of Insurance, and Ms. Susan Locke, attending as the ex-officio representative of the Illinois Department of Human Services, and invited each of them to briefly introduce themselves to the Board and the members of the general public in attendance.

Approval of Agenda

There were no proposed revisions to the meeting Agenda, as posted in advance of the meeting in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Approval of Minutes of Meeting of April 27, 2011

On motion duly made and seconded, the minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on April 27, 2011, were unanimously approved by the voting members of the Board.

Governance & Nominating Committee Report

Dr. Whitaker, as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, reported that the Governance and Nominating Committee met twice since the Inaugural Meeting of the Board, on May 23 and June 16, and was presenting for the Board's consideration today resolutions on three governance matters: the appointment of an Advisory Committee to the Board, the election of officers to the vacant positions of Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, and the approval of Inter-Agency Agreements between the Authority and the Office of Health Information Technology. Written resolutions regarding these matters have been prepared and circulated in advance to the members of the Board.

Appointment of Advisory Committee

The Authority's enabling Act requires the Authority to appoint an Advisory Committee, and the Board at its Inaugural Meeting delegated to its Governance and Nominating Committee the task of recommending a slate of nominees for appointment by the Board to the Authority's Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is to be selected with due regard to representation from any of the 17 stakeholder segments specifically identified in the Act.

OHIT has in the past benefitted from the advice and assistance of an Advisory Committee composed of a broad representation of Illinois healthcare stakeholders from across the State. OHIT has encouraged the members of its prior Advisory Committee and other Illinois healthcare stakeholder representatives to place their names in consideration for appointment to the Authority's statutorily-mandated Advisory Committee through the State of Illinois appointments website. Over 70 candidates applied, and the OHIT staff, under the guidance of the Committee, prepared and revised a slate of 45 appointees taking into consideration: inclusion of representative individuals from the stakeholder groups identified in the Act; geographic diversity; and individual qualifications. Pursuant to the Act, appointments to the Advisory Committee are to be for a term of two years.

In order to facilitate continuity of acquired experience, the Governance Committee has proposed that 32 of the 45 candidates for the Advisory Committee be appointed for a two-year term commencing immediately, while 13 of the 45 candidates be appointed to a two year term commencing July 1, 2012. The Advisory Committee would thus have a staggered term structure, conceptually similar to that of the Board. The 13 candidates whose term begins next year are welcome to attend meetings of the Advisory Committee, as is the general public, immediately, prior to their formal assumption of a voting membership position on the Advisory Committee. The Governance Committee will periodically review the size and composition of the Advisory Committee over time as attrition may occur and views an optimal size for the Advisory Committee as being between 30 and 40 members.

The Act provides that the "purpose of the Advisory Committee shall be to advise and provide recommendations to the Authority regarding the ILHIE". To facilitate the communications envisioned by the Act between the Advisory Committee and the Board, the Governance Committee suggests that the Advisory Committee be invited to present a report to the Board at each of the Board's future public meetings.

The Governance Committee believes that the Advisory Committee should be free to create its own procedures and processes, but to expeditiously launch the deliberations of the Advisory Committee the Governance Committee has proposed that the Board appoint two co-chairs to assume responsibility for convening the Advisory Committee and facilitating its deliberations. The Governance Committee has proposed that the two initial co-chairs of the Advisory Committee be Bill Odman, Vice President and Regional CIO of St. Mary's Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon and Centralia, and Stanley Krok, CIO of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, both of whom have confirmed their interest and availability to serve in such capacity.

OHIT had prepared for the Board's consideration Resolution Number 2011-09, whereby the Board appoints 45 members to the Board's Advisory Committee to a two-year term, with Mr. Odman and Mr. Krok appointed as the initial co-chairs. A copy of the Resolution was circulated in advance to the members of the Board.

Mr. Chudzinski read Resolution Number 2011-09, a copy of which shall be attached to these Minutes. The motion of the Committee having been duly made and seconded, the Resolution was unanimously adopted by the voting members of the Board.

Election of Officers

Dr. Whitaker introduced Resolution Number 2011-10 to elect Board member Dr. Bruce Wellman as the Board's Vice-Chair, Mr. David Fagus, OHIT's Chief Financial Officer, as the Authority's Treasurer, and Mr. Mark Chudzinski, OHIT's General Counsel, as the Authority's Secretary. In response to Dr. Whitaker's invitation to the Board, there were no other nominations made for the positions of Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. A copy of the Resolution had been circulated in advance to the members of the Board.

The motion of the Committee having been duly made and seconded, the Resolution to elect Dr. Bruce Wellman as Vice-Chair, Mr. David Fagus as Treasurer, and Mr. Mark Chudzinski as Secretary of the Authority in accordance with the By-laws for a term of one year, or until such time as such officer's successor is elected by the Board, was unanimously adopted by the voting members of the Board.

Approval of Inter-Agency Agreement

Dr. Whitaker introduced Resolution Number 2011-11 to approve the proposed Inter-Agency Agreement between the Authority and OHIT. At its Inaugural Meeting, the Board appointed OHIT's Director, Laura Zaremba, as the Authority's Acting Executive Director "subject to a review by the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Intergovernmental Agreement to be entered into by the Authority and OHIT with respect to the services of Ms. Zaremba, and the approval by the Board of the execution of the Intergovernmental Agreement."

The Governance Committee was advised that it is the customary practice within State of Illinois government that when the resources of one agency or entity within State government are to be used by or for the benefit of another agency or entity within State government, the arrangement be appropriately documented to enable the State's Auditor General to confirm the appropriate use of public funds which had been allocated to a particular agency or entity.

The proposed arrangement that would provide for OHIT supplying staff and support resources to the Authority until such time as the Authority has its own resources for securing appropriate staff and support services, is reflected in two separate documents. The first document specifically pertains to the services of Laura Zaremba as the Authority's Acting Executive Director. The second document pertains to the staff and support resources of OHIT in general. It is anticipated that the first document, pertaining to Laura Zaremba, will eventually be terminated or amended in response to a decision by the Governor to exercise his statutory authority under the Authority's enabling legislation to appoint the Authority's Executive Director, and/or his authority to appoint a different individual as the Director of OHIT. It is anticipated that the second document, pertaining to staff and support resources of OHIT in general, may continue in place for the benefit of the Authority even after the termination or amendment of the first document pertaining to the services of Laura Zaremba. Both documents have a stated term expiring June 30, 2012; renewal of the IGA agreements for another fiscal year will require renewed Authority Board approval.

Both IGA documents provide that the services of Laura Zaremba and the general staff and support services of OHIT will be provided to the Authority without charge. At such time as the Authority anticipates the receipt of resources to be deposited into the Authority's own Fund, the second IGA provides that the Authority and OHIT will work cooperatively to establish Authority policies and procedures for the expenditure of funds from the Authority's own Fund.

Mr. Chudzinski read Resolution Number 2011-11, a copy of which had been circulated in advance to the members of the Board.

The motion of the Committee having been duly made and seconded, the Resolution to approve the IGA Agreements as presented to the Board and to authorize the Chair to execute and deliver the IGAs for and on behalf of the Authority substantially in the form presented, was unanimously adopted by the voting members of the Board.

Budget & Finance Committee Report

Mr. David Fagus presented a report on behalf of the Budget & Finance Committee. The current objectives of the Budget and Finance Committee are to produce the final version of the business plan, validate the assumptions and the functionality of the value calculator, and to monitor the financial activity of ILHIE. The Committee held its inaugural meeting on June 19, 2011, with all Committee members in attendance, during which it reviewed the work that had been done by OHIT along with its consultant Navigant, focusing principally on the value calculator. The general consensus of the Committee members was that the work that has been completed so far was good, thoughtful work and provides a strong foundation for moving forward. Committee members provided valuable insight and input that will strengthen the utility of the calculator as OHIT continues to refine the value calculator as well as the narrative of the business plan. It is anticipated that a final draft of the business plan will be presented to the Committee in October and to the full Board at the November or January Board meeting.

OHIT staff also provided the Committee with a budget report outlining the financial status of the Authority and of OHIT. Working in conjunction with the members of the Committee, OHIT staff will be developing the FY 2012 budget for the Authority in accordance with the requirements of Resolution 2011-07 passed at the Board meeting on April 27, 2011. The Committee was also assured that OHIT will be able to provide funds to cover the expenses of the Board meeting and its related expenses until such a time that the Board has funds to do so itself. The next meeting of the Committee is anticipated to be held in the fourth week of July.

OHIT staff reports

Mrs. Laura Zaremba provided the Acting Executive Director's report, an update on the mission and goals of the Authority. Since the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on April 27, work on the development of the state-level health information exchange (ILHIE) has progressed. The State of Illinois issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of the core services of the ILHIE, and a conference with potential vendors occurred on June 13, with over 50 vendors in attendance. Federal payments to Illinois providers under the Medicare EHR adoption incentive payment program have begun, with 8 eligible professionals and 4 hospitals to date; the analogous payment program under Medicaid is in review. Recently, on May 31, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule regarding patient access to audit trails of their electronic medical records, and HHS/ONC continues to promote the implementation of the Direct protocol for secure point-to-point message exchange. In connection with the facilitation of the Direct-enabled solution in Illinois, OHIT anticipates the establishment of a registration system for commercial providers of HISP services, which will likely involve the enactment by the Authority of appropriate regulations.

Mr. Diego Estrella presented a technical overview of the ILHIE, its services, architecture, maintenance, prototypes and schedule. He presented an overview of the ILHIE's anticipated services (core, peripheral and administrative functions), as reflected in the recently-issued RFP. The Core Services include: a number of directories (patients, providers, payers, public health departments); a Record Locator service; and a privacy and security service which will accommodate the exercise by patients of their disclosure consent rights under applicable Federal and State law. A number of Peripheral Services are envisioned which rely upon and complement the Core Services, including: a Provider Portal which will facilitate provider access to commercial HISP services which enable provider use of the Federal Direct protocol for message delivery; a Public Health Node which will facilitate the reporting by providers of reportable public health data; the reporting by providers of quality measures; and a Patient Portal which will facilitate patient access to Personal Health Record (PHR) services. Finally, a number of administrative functions will need to be enabled (e.g., help desk, billing of users). The architecture of the ILHIE incorporates the current best practices for utilizing "cloud-based" information technology services, which offer potentially significant cost savings and operational flexibility. The ILHIE 4-layer architecture envisions a Privacy and Security layer which will include a cluster of web services that control an ILHIE user's access to the data repositories. OHIT is presently exploring with the University of Illinois SHARPS program (Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security) how to incorporate the latest concepts in healthcare data privacy and security management into an open source XACML and SAML prototype that can inform the engineering efforts of the ILHIE Vendor for the ILHIE's Privacy and Security layer services. It is anticipated that such ILHIE services would be available for use of any ILHIE participant in place of application-specific privacy and security modules. The current timetable for the ILHIE rollout envisions the commencement of a build and test in October 2011, implementation design documentation in November 2011, initial prototypes in production in February 2012, and initial Core Services (Master Patient Index, Provider Directory and Public Health Entities Directory) in production in April 2012.

Mrs. Mary McGinnis presented an environmental scan update, focusing on multi-unit enterprise HIEs in Illinois. There are at least 15 multi-unit health systems in operation in Illinois, and at least two health center controlled networks. These multi-unit providers already operate advanced data sharing networks for their intra-enterprise needs, and represent a significant volume of potential data exchange directly with the ILHIE.

Local HIE Initiative

Dr. Whitaker introduced a series of presentations from six of the initiatives in Illinois aimed at establishing local and regional health information exchanges. The invited initiatives had been requested to provide information regarding their history and structure, geographic coverage and participants, current status and plans, technical profile, and sustainability and revenue plans.

Central Illinois HIE (CIHIE) had submitted to the Authority a written presentation, which was circulated to the Board in advance of the meeting. Commenting on the written materials and answering questions from the Board was Ms. Joy Duling. CIHIE emerged from the distribution by the State of HIE planning grants in June of 2009 with respect to specific "medical trading areas" (MTAs) in Illinois, four of which in Central Illinois combined to pool their resources for a single planning exercise, covering 20 counties with an aggregate population of approximately 1.3 million. CIHIE emerged in December 2010 as a not-for-profit entity with eleven (11) charter members; its Federal tax exempt 501c3 status is pending. CIHIE has completed its selection of a vendor (Informatics Corp of America) to provide Software as a Service (SaaS) HIE services, has finalized its contract negotiations with the vendor, and will soon secure all necessary authorizations to execute and deliver the contract. The architecture of the HIE is based on a hybrid federated data repository model. Implementation activities will begin in the 4th Quarter of 2011, with actual data exchange services beginning in 2012. CIHIE's goal is to secure within five (5) years the participation in the HIE of 80% of the providers in the region. The Charter Members of the CIHIE have raised approximately $400,000 in seed capital; ongoing funding is anticipated to be obtained from user subscription fees. It is anticipated that hospitals (with over 25 beds) will pay a one-time connection fee and an annual subscription fee based on the number of beds; other providers would also pay a one-time connection fee and an annual subscription fee, to be determined.

ICAHN (Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network) Exchange had submitted to the Authority a written presentation, which was circulated to the Board in advance of the meeting. Commenting on the written materials and answering questions from the Board was Ms. Mary Ring. ICAHN Exchange emerged from a Federal HRSA grant for critical access hospitals provided to ICAHN in 2007. It is anticipated that the Exchange will be spun out of ICAHN as a not-for-profit entity. The scope of the Exchange is state-wide, principally linking approximately 50 critical access hospitals and their partners in Illinois. The Exchange completed its selection of a vendor (NextGen Health Information Exchange) in 2007, and began installation in 2009; a new version of the software product is currently being piloted, with an anticipated operational start date in the 3rd Quarter of 2011. In a joint venture arrangement with Southern Illinois Healthcare, the Exchange solution is hosted at the SIH Data Center. The current and planned revenue model for the Exchange includes an initiation fee for participants and monthly subscription fees, structure on a cost-plus basis.

Illinois Health Exchange Partners (IHEP) had submitted to the Authority a written presentation, which was circulated to the Board in advance of the meeting. Commenting on the written materials and answering questions from the Board was Mr. Steve Lawrence. IHEP emerged from the HIE planning efforts in Southern Illinois (MTA 4) that began following the distribution by the State of HIE planning grants in June of 2009. The initiative is anchored by the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, and includes among its founders six (6) hospitals and an Independent Physician Association (IPA), representing in the aggregate over 900 hospital beds and 800 physicians. IHEP has completed its selection of a vendor (Medicity) and is in the process of finalizing with its selected legal counsel of the HIE formation legal documents, to be completed this Fall. It is anticipated that certain of the IHEP services will be operational in the Fall/Winter of 2011. The current and planned revenue model for the IHEP is based on monthly fees charged to hospital participants on a per-bed basis; physicians participate for free for the exchange of results and orders, but are charged for other services, such as referrals.

MetroChicago Health Information Exchange (MC-HIE) had submitted to the Authority a written presentation, which was circulated to the Board in advance of the meeting. Commenting on the written materials and answering questions from the Board was Ms. Terri Jacobsen. MetroChicago HIE emerged from the distribution by the State of HIE planning grants to MTAs in June of 2009, with several MTAs covering the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area pooling their resources for a single planning exercise under the sponsorship of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, a not-for-profit entity. MC-HIE has completed its selection of a vendor (Microsoft and CSC) to provide Software as a Service (SaaS) HIE services, and executed a contract with the vendor in April 2011. The architecture of the HIE is based on a hybrid federated data repository model. MC-HIE has obtained Letters of Intent from 67 hospitals confirming their interest in participating in the MC-HIE, representing 72% of the potential hospitals. The first early adopters have been identified, and initial services will be launched by the end of 2011. The initial core services of the MC-HIE will include: patient identity directory; provider directory; record locator service; and consent management. The initial list of use cases, in order of priority, is: Emergency Department clinical summary data access; diagnostic results delivery; exchange of continuity of care document (CCR/CCD); medication and allergy history reports; and public health reporting. The current and planned revenue model for the MC-HIE is based on monthly fees charged to hospital and physician participants, interface fees and program management fees. The average cost per subscriber is projected to decrease significantly as the number of subscriber organizations increases.

Northern Illinois Health Information Exchange (NIHIE) had submitted to the Authority a written presentation, which was circulated to the Board in advance of the meeting. Commenting on the written materials and answering questions from the Board was Mr. Phil Wasson. NIHIE emerged from the HIE planning efforts in Northern Illinois (MTA 9) that began following the distribution by the State of HIE planning grants in June of 2009, under the sponsorship of TriRivers Health Partners, which was a founding organization of the IL Rural HealthNet (IRHN), which in 2009 obtained a $25 million FCC grant to establish a broadband network for 128 Critical Access Hospitals. The IRHN is composed primarily of six hospital based health systems and approximately 500 providers in Northern Illinois who are employed physicians of the six systems. The legal structure of NIHIE is under development. The architecture of the NIHIE is based on a hybrid federated data repository model, with TriRivers Health Partners providing centralized HIE services. NIHIE will focus primarily on north central and northwest Illinois, however there have been discussions with Wisconsin facilities, specifically UW Heatlh, of creating a shared HIE domain on the HIE platform. NIHIE has completed its selection of a vendor (Tiani-Spirit GmbH), which provides the technology for the HIE platform in use in the European Union and South Africa; NIHIE will be the first use of this vendor's technology in the US. A demonstration project is currently in development which will enable the exchange of CCD data among four providers with diverse EMR products (Meditech; Epic; eCW; NextGen), with a Phase 1 Fall 2011 launch. In Phase 2, services will be extended to UW Health in Madison, WI. The five (5) use cases to be addressed in the demonstration project include: emergency care coordination; primary and specialist care coordination; hospital and physician practice coordination; access to HIE data; and HIE imaging exchange. NIHIE will seek to establish connectivity early with other Illinois HIEs through IHE Standard HIE to HIE Profiles. The current and planned revenue model for the NIHIE is based on a first year annual implementation fee, followed by subsequent annual subscription fees of 18% of first year costs. Additional fees will be charged for CCD exchange transactions, generally less than $0.80 cents per day for ambulatory EMR providers and less than $0.50 cents per record for consumed IHE transactions.

Southern Illinois HIE (HIESI) had submitted to the Authority a written presentation, which was circulated to the Board in advance of the meeting. Commenting on the written materials and answering questions from the Board was Ms. Kim Larkin. HIESI emerged from the HIE planning efforts in Southern Illinois (MTA 3, covering 31 counties) that began following the distribution by the State of HIE planning grants in June of 2009. HIESI is a not-for-profit entity; its Federal tax exempt 501c3 status is pending. Four vendors have been identified as finalists (ICA, Medicity, Axolotl, and NextGen), and a pilot project will be launched in July with the NextGen HIE product, hosted by Southern Illinois Healthcare. The current and planned revenue model for HIESI is admittedly challenging; to date, HIESI has not secured from local self-insured employers and payers any funding, and expects to be collecting from participants initiation fees and monthly connectivity fees.

Public Comment

There were no other comments offered from the general public in attendance.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:
Mark Chudzinski, Secretary

Resolution Number 2011-09

Resolution Creating Advisory Committee of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ILLINOIS HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE AUTHORITY, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Authority. This resolution is adopted pursuant to Section 15(e) of the Illinois Health Information Exchange and Technology Act, 20 Illinois Compiled Statutes 3860/1 et seq. (the "Act").

Section 2. Creation of Advisory Committee.

WHEREAS, the Illinois Health Information Exchange and Technology Act directs the Authority to appoint an Illinois Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee;

WHEREAS, the Board of the Authority on April 27, 2011, adopted Bylaws for the Authority which envision the appointment of an Advisory Committee consistent with and subject to the requirements of the Act;

WHEREAS, the Board of the Authority on April 27, 2011, created a Governance & Nominating Committee of the Board to determine the slate of nominees for appointment by the Board to the Authority's Advisory Committee;

WHEREAS, the Governance & Nominating Committee has proposed to the Board a slate of nominees for appointment by the Board to the Advisory Committee;

WHEREAS, the Governance & Nominating Committee has proposed for appointment by the Board of two co-chairs of the Advisory Committee;

RESOLVED, that the individuals identified in the Slate of Candidates presented to the Board and recorded in the corporate records of the Authority ("Slate") be hereby appointed to the Advisory Committee for a two-year term in two separate classes, with immediate effect for those 32 individuals identified in the Slate as "year 1 appointments", with a term running from June 22, 2011 to June 21, 2013, and beginning on July 1, 2012 for those for those 13 individuals identified in the Slate as "year 2 appointments", with a term running from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014;

RESOLVED, that Mr. Bill Odman and Mr. Stanley Krok be hereby appointed as co-chairs of the Advisory Committee for a two-year term.

Section 3. Enactment. This resolution shall take effect immediately. If any section, paragraph or provision of this resolution shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this resolution.

The Illinois HIE Advisory Committee Nominees

Year One Appointments (32)

# Applicant Category Nominee Organization Title Region
1 Consumer Advocates Jennifer Creasey AARP Program Specialist Statewide
2 Patient Advocate Karl Maurer, MBA, CPA, CIMA Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch Invest-ment Advisor Chicago Metro
3 Physician (Primary Care); Health Professional School Wesley Valdes, DO University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Director, Office of Telehealth Chicago Metro
4 Physician (Primary Care) Stasia Kahn, MD Fox Prairie Medical Group; User Centric Inc. Physician/Owner; VP Chicago Metro
5 Nurse Mary England, MSM, BSN Retired Nurse - Retired Metro East
6 Hospital; Health IT Stanley Krok Children's Memorial Hospital CIO Chicago Metro
7 Hospital; Health IT Peter Ingram, MBA Sinai Health System VP CIO Chicago Metro
8 Hospital; Health IT Bill Odman St. Mary's Good Samaritan VP CIO Southern Illinois
9 Health System; Health IT James Mormann OSF Healthcare SR VP CIO Central Illinois
10 FQHC; Nurse Julie Bonello, MS, BSN Access Community Health Network CIO Chicago Metro
11 FQHC Patsy Jensen Shawnee Health Services Exec Director Southern Illinois
12 FQHC; Physician Fred Rachman Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services; Chicago Health Information Exchange Regional Extension Center CEO; Co-Executive Director Chicago Metro
13 Health Plan Hayes Abrams, MBA Blue Cross Blue Shield (HCSC) Senior Director Statewide
14 Health Plan; Physician Thomas Raskauskas, MD, MMM Meridian Health Plan CMO Statewide
15 Pharmacist Philip Burgess, RPh, MBA Philip Burgess Consulting, LLC Health Care Consultant Chicago Metro
16 Behavioral Health Provider Marvin Lindsey, MSW Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois Behavioral Healthcare Associate Statewide
17 Health Professional School Edward, Mensah, PhD, Mphil UIC School of Public Health Professor Health Econ; Director, Public Health Informatics Chicago Metro
18 Health Professional School Kim Sanders, MPH, MBA Southern Illinois University Carbondale Director, Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development Southern Illinois
19 Health IT; Physician David Stumpf, MD, PhD Ingenix Senior VP Innovation and Transformations Chicago Metro
20 Health IT Roger Holloway, MHA Northern Illinois University/IL-HITREC   Northern Illinois
21 HIT; Nurse Teresa (Terri) Jacobsen, RN Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, MCHIE Director, HIE Chicago Metro
22 Health Improvement Coalition (Quality); Physician; Health IT; Gail Amundson, MD, FACP Quality Quest for Health/Central Illinois HIE Pres and CEO/Acting Chair for the CIHIE Board of Directors Central Illinois
23 QIO (Medicare) Patricia Merryweather, PhD, MA IFM-C Senior VP Statewide
24 Professional Association (CAHs); RN Patricia Schou, MS, RN Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Exec Director Statewide
25 Professional Association (Public Health) Elissa Bassler, MFA Illinois Public Health Institute CEO Statewide
26 Professional Association (Physicians) Patrick Gallagher Illinois State Medical Society   Statewide
27 Professional Association (FQHCs) Kelly Carter, MBA Illinois Primary Health Care Association COO Statewide
28 Trade Association (IT) Ed Longanecker, MBA TechAmerica ED Statewide

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Collective Bargaining Organization Sharon Post SEIU Healthcare Research Coordinator, HCII Statewide
30 Pharmacy Paul Eddy Walgreens CIO Pharmacy Statewide
31 Dentist; Health Professional School Carlotta (Carla) Evans, DDS, DMSc UIC School of Dentistry; U IL Medical Center Professor; Head, Dept. of Orthodontics Chicago Metro
32 Health Coalition Esther Sciammarella, MS Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition Director Chicago Metro

Two Year Appointments (13)

# Applicant Category Nominee Organization Title Region
1 Physician Richard Baer, MD, MA Provider Resources, Inc Physician; Government Medicare Contractor Chicago Metro
2 Physician (ED/VA) Daniel Corboy, MD, MPA University of Chicago Hospitals Physician Chicago Metro
3 Physician (Specialty) Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA Illinois Gastroenterology Group Physician Physician Chicago Metro
4 Hospital; Health IT Rose Anne Laureto, MHS UIC Medical Center CIO Chicago Metro
5 Health System; Health IT; Home Health; Long Term Care John Lynch Provena Health VP CIO Northern Illinois
6 Hospital; Skilled Nursing Facility Alan Gaffner Greenville Regional Hospital & Fair Oaks Nursing Home Director of Legislative Affairs and Volunteer Services Metro East
7 Pharmacist; Health Professional School Mary Moody, RPh UIC College of Pharmacy Director, Business Development Chicago Metro
8 Behavioral Health Provider Danielle Byron, MS Community Counseling Centers of Chicago   Chicago Metro
9 Health IT John Lewis, PhD, MA Northern Illinois University/IL-HITREC Project Director, EHR/HHS Grant Northern Illinois
10 Private Industry Patricia Cunningham, MS, RHIA Pfizer   Chicago Metro
11 Private Industry Robert Daniel Oracle   Chicago Metro
12 Chiropractor Derrick Wallery, MBA Marque Medicos CEO President Chicago Metro
13 Attorney Gerald DeLoss, JD Private Practice   Chicago Metro