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Phil Kalin Joins National Health Data Consortium Advisory Board

Phil Kalin, CIVHC CEO and President, has accepted a position on the advisory board for the "still new" national Health Data Consortium (HDC). The Consortium advocates for making public data sources available to help achieve Triple Aim objectives. As an advisory board member, Kalin will provide insights and lessons learned from years of expertise in health care and IT to help the Consortium develop meaningful tools to improve health and contain costs.

The Consortium announced the advisory board following it's signature Datapalooza event themed "Rock Stars of Health Innovation" in Washington, DC in early June. The Consortium stated the theme was appropriate "...because we had already identified our 'rock stars' - our dream team of advisors who each brought a particular perspective to the board."

Kalin's unique prospective comes from years in the health care industry, including CIVHC's work in developing the All Payer Claims Database in order to improve quality/lower costs, and his background leading and then selling a start-up healthcare IT company in the late 90’s.

"It's an honor to join such an esteemed group of peers, all dedicated to thinking in an entrepreneurial fashion about how data could and should be used to address our health care concerns as a nation," stated Kalin. "I anticipate that what I'll learn from my colleagues will be equally important to the input I provide as CIVHC continues to support and promote innovative improvement solutions in Colorado."

Kalin is one of five board members with varying backgrounds including Rick Ingraham, Senior Principal Healthcare Consultant at SAS Institute; Steven Krein, co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health; Deven McGraw, Director of Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology; and Gilbert Omenn, a professor at the University of Michigan.

About the Health Data Consortium:
The HDC is a collaboration among government, non-profit, and private sector organizations working to foster the availability and innovative use of publically available data to improve health and health care through development of new products, services, apps and research insights. Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer for the United States, is one of the primary leaders of this effort.