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CCHIT Names New 2011 Trustees, Commissioners

December 15, 2010
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The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (Chicago) announced three appointees to its board of trustees and named 11 commissioners, whose terms begin Jan. 1, 2011.

William F. Jessee, M.D., FACMPE, president and chief executive officer, Medical Group Management Association will be the incoming chair of the Commission’s board of trustees.

The nine-member board of trustees has fiduciary responsibility for the not-for-profit organization and provides leadership in the areas of fiscal oversight and stewardship of assets, organizational strategy, evaluation of senior management, and resolution of any conflicts of interest involving the Commission’s management and its board of commissioners. Trustees serve three-year staggered terms. The new appointees are:
• Richard Campanelli, J.D., Director of Government Relations for Health and Human Services, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation
• John Derr, R.Ph., Strategic Technology, Golden Living, LLC
• Andrew Wiesenthal, M.D., S.M., Deloitte Consulting LLP

The board of commissioners, chaired by Karen Bell, M.D., M.M.S., guides and approves the work of the voluntary work groups and staff as they develop certification criteria, inspection processes and policy. The Commission solicited applications from senior executives representing a wide range of stakeholders across the public and private sectors of health care and health IT. Commissioners serve two-year terms on the 21-member board.


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