athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination today announced that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed athenahealth Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Delinsky, as a member to the influential Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC).
Together, the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy and Standards Committees are “charged with recommending policies and technologies needed to implement a nationwide health information technology infrastructure and strategic plan.” Members of the HITSC are appointed solely at the Secretary’s discretion, as informed by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Delinsky was specifically appointed to represent “small, innovative providers” on the panel.
“We at athenahealth are extremely pleased by the Secretary’s announcement and proud of Jeremy Delinsky; he is uniquely suited to be the voice of industry innovators on this important committee,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth. “As the nation’s only integrated, cloud-based services provider for healthcare, athenahealth has long pressed for innovation standards that will advance our industry into the 21st century. Jeremy’s appointment will speed the development of a true, nationwide backbone for health information, which we have always believed will empower HIT to finally realize its potential to revolutionize healthcare.”
“I am thrilled at my appointment to the standards committee and excited to get started,” said Delinsky. “The Health Information Technology Standards Committee is doing extremely important work, and I applaud the Secretary for recognizing the need to add a voice for industry innovators to the panel.”
athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Best in KLAS electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups and health systems. athenahealth’s mission is to be the most trusted service to medical care givers, helping them do well by doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call 888-652-8200.