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Carol Diamond is Senior Advisor at Markle. She joined Markle as a Managing Director in 2000 following a career in health information technology and health systems performance leadership. For more than a decade, Diamond was 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 engaged more than 100 diverse organizations and institutions in an approach to technology rooted in core values, including achieving medical excellence, fostering patient participation, and protecting personal privacy. The policy and technology recommendations emerging from the Collaborative have been incorporated into the federal HITECH Act of 2009, and gave rise to Blue Button, a consumer health tool that allows patients to securely access their health information electronically.Diamond has been called on several occasions to testify before Congress, has worked extensively with many private sector groups, government agencies, and health information technology bodies, and has published peer-reviewed articles on health IT. She served on the US Health and Human Services federal advisory committee for Health IT Standards, as well as on the Privacy and Security Tiger Team subcommittee.
Prior to joining Markle, Diamond was President of US Quality Algorithms® (USQA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aetna US Healthcare. As USQA's President, she led a 400-employee performance measurement affiliate 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 was a member of the Advisory Board for the Dartmouth Institute for Security, Technology, and Society's Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare Project and the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Public Advisory Board.
She attended the seven-year BA/MD program at Brooklyn College and the Medical School of the State University of New York at Brooklyn, and earned her Master's degree in Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey of Rutgers University.