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  • SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE

    Improving health and health care, while protecting privacy for all

Health

  • Anticipating the digital transformation of health care, Markle convened Markle Connecting for Health as a public-private collaboration. Its goals: to improve health and the quality of health care in the United States through use of innovations in information technology. Markle Connecting for Health has tackled the challenges of creating a networked health information environment that enables information to be shared securely and privately. Key accomplishments include the Markle Common Framework and the Blue Button.
  • The Markle Common Framework provides best practices for securely sharing personal health information while preserving privacy. These best practices shaped policy and technology architecture across the country, including landmark provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Blue Button enables Americans to easily download and transmit their personal health information. It is in use at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and major insurers and pharmacies.

Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group

Comprising representatives from a broad spectrum of leading health and technology providers and innovators, the Steering Group provided direction and oversight.

Zoë Baird

  • CEO and President, Markle Foundation
  • Member, Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group (Ex-officio)

Christine Bechtel

  • Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Hunt Blair

  • Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Reform, Department of Vermont Health Access

Carmella A. Bocchino

  • Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Strategic Planning, America's Health Insurance Plans

Jennifer Covich Bordenick

  • CEO, eHealth Initiative

William R. “Bill” Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI

  • Chief Medical Officer, Anakam Inc.

Markle Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Engagement

The Work Group on Consumer Engagement, comprising experts from across the health care and technology spectrums, conceived the idea of a blue button to allow people to download their personal health information.

Rick Altinger

  • Vice President Channel Partners, Intuit Health

Christine Bechtel

  • Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Adam Bosworth

  • Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Keas Inc.

Pam Carpenter

  • Business Development Manager, Adobe Systems Inc.

Seth Cohen

  • Senior Director of Sales, Castlight Health

Carol C. Diamond, MD, MPH

  • Senior Advisor, Markle
  • Chair, Markle Connecting for Health

Markle Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee Members

The Connecting for Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee, a diverse group of health care leaders with hands on experience implementing health information sharing efforts, developed the Connecting for Health Common Framework Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing through a collaborative process.

Phyllis Albritton

  • Executive Director, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (past)

Gina Bianco Perez, MPA

  • President and CEO, Advances in Management, Inc.

Hunt Blair

  • Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Reform, Department of Vermont Health Access

Jennifer Covich Bordenick

  • CEO, eHealth Initiative

Allen Briskin, JD

  • Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Carol C. Diamond, MD, MPH

  • Senior Advisor, Markle
  • Chair, Markle Connecting for Health

Other Areas of Work

  • Rework America

    Markle is committed to creating and advancing transformative strategies and scalable solutions to prepare the 21st century workforce and reinvigorate the American Dream. Rework America, the Markle Economic Future Initiative, aims to expand opportunities for employment and broaden ways for all Americans to learn and train for the opportunities of the connected age.

  • National Security

    In the wake of 9/11, Markle convened a bipartisan Task Force that reframed the role of intelligence in protecting the nation against terrorism while preserving traditional civil liberties. Markle's collaboration and information sharing recommendations informed the 9/11 Commission Report, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the Protect America Act of 2007.