Managing Director, Health, Markle Foundation
Carol Diamond is the Managing Director of Health at the Markle Foundation, and Chair of Markle Connecting for Health, a public-private collaborative working to realize the full potential of information technology in health and health care in the United States. Markle Connecting for Health engages more than 100 diverse organizations and institutions in an approach rooted in core values, including achieving medical excellence, fostering patient participation, and protecting personal privacy. Since 2002, the many Markle Connecting for Health collaborators have steadily advanced public policy by establishing consensus solutions that tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the widespread use of health IT to improve quality and control the costs of health care.
Diamond has testified before Congress on behalf of Markle and works with many private sector groups, government agencies, and health information technology bodies. She currently serves on the Health IT Standards Committee (a federal advisory committee), as well at the Privacy and Security Tiger Team (a subcommittee of the Health IT Privacy Committee). Diamond has also played a role with federal agencies and the health IT community in the development of KatrinaHealth, a secure website that made prescription medication histories available to doctors and pharmacists caring for evacuees whose medical records were destroyed in the 2005 hurricane.
Before joining Markle, Diamond was President of US Quality Algorithms® (USQA), Aetna US Healthcare's performance measurement affiliate. As USQA's President, she led a 400-employee business unit that developed and deployed sophisticated clinical and financial information products and services. Prior to joining USQA, Diamond was a consultant for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Diamond is a member of the Advisory Board for the Dartmouth Institute for Security, Technology, and Society's Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare Project.
She earned her dual BA and MD degrees at the Medical School of the State University of New York at Brooklyn, and her Master's degree in Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey of Rutgers University.