EDITORS

Robert J. Esterhay, MD, is the chair of the Department for Health Management and Systems Sciences in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville.

LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family physician who is the Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness in Louisville, KY.

James H. Taylor, DMan, MBA, MHA, served as president of the University of Louisville Hospital from August 1996 through February 2013. He assumed a role as special advisor to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Louisville and as CEO of Univesity Medical Center in March 2013.

Joanne Bohn is a published author on contemporary healthcare issues and principal for KMI Communications LLC.

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Dana Alexander, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN, FHIMSS, is Vice President & Practice Leader for Clinical Transformation for Divurgent, LLC. Actively engaged in government and industry initiatives and serving as the 2015 HIMSS North American Board of Directors Chair.

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Susan Olson-Allen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville, where she focuses on and teaches courses in Health Impact Assessment and Health and the Built Environment.

William Altman, JD, MA, serves as Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Integrated Care for Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Raymond Austin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Catherine Batscha, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing.

Ron Crouch, MA, MSSW, MBA, is Director of Research and Statistics, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, overseeing the development of databases on demographic, social, educational, workforce, and economic issues and trends relating to the state of Kentucky.

Renee Vannucci Girdler, MD, FAAFP, is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine at the University of Louisville Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine.

Scott Hedges, MD, is the Senior Vice President for Medical Services with Seven Counties Services, Inc., the regional mental health center for Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding counties.

Stephanie Suzanne Lipow, MLIS, is a Senior Biomedical Informatics Analyst for Medical Science and Computing, Inc.

Bert Little, PhD, is Associate Vice President for Academic Research and Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Tarleton State University.

James G. O’Brien, MD, FRCPI, is Margaret Dorward Smock Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Director of the Institute for Sustaining Health and Optimal Aging, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

John P. Reinhart, CPA, MBA, CNA, is the Founder and CEO of the International Center for Long Term Care Innovation (InnovateLTC).

Marc Rothman, MD, is Chief Medical Officer and a Senior Vice President for the Nursing Center Division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Kathleen Smith, MBA-MPH, is Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Robert William Prasaad Steiner, MD, MPH, PhD, is Professor in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Judah Thornewill, PhD, is founder and Chief Executive Officer of GroupPlus, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in networks and collaboration in health and education domains.

John H. Tobin, DMan, MPH, retired at the end of 2010 after a 35-year career in hospital management, 23 of those years as CEO of Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Mark Tuttle, AB, BE, FACMI, is a computer scientist who has worked on medical terminology projects for more than 30 years.

Barry Wainscott, MD, MPH, ABPM, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Sara Walsh, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of health administration in the School of Health Sciences at Eastern Michigan University.

Sandra Wilkniss, PhD, is the former Senior Legislative Assistant for Health Care in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (2011- 2012).

Richard W. Wilson, DHSc, has held academic public health positions at Western Kentucky University and the University of Nebraska, and currently serves as Chair and Professor in the University of Louisville’s Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences.

William Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI, is CEO of the non-profit Health Record Banking Alliance. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor, National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII), at the U.S Department of Health and Human Servicesand initiated activities leading to the President's creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

 

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