New Health Networks was founded by two individuals with extensive experience in health informtion technology, medical informatics, health information exchange, health IT systems development and consulting methodologies and tools.
Steven E. Waldren, MD
Steven Waldren, is a physician, a highly regarded medical informaticist, and a nationally recognized expert in health information technology. He is the director of the Alliance for eHealth Innovation at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The objective of the recently renamed organization, formerly known as the Center for Health Information Technology, is to improve workflows and address gaps in needed functionality for the association's members.
Waldren joined the AAFP in May 2004 where he used his knowledge of design and management of health information systems, computer science, and medical informatics.
In addition to his duties at AAFP's Alliance for eHealth Innovation, Waldren is a commissioner of the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Access and Payment Commission (MACPAC). He also serves in a volunteer role as vice chair of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) E31 Health Information Standards Committee, which is responsible for the development of health care IT standards. He co-founded Open Health Data whose mission is to promote health care data reuse through the development and utilization of open-source products and services.
Dr. Waldren combines his strong technical informatics knowledge and his clinical knowledge to further the adoption of standards-based health IT by physicians and consumers to improve the quality and safety of health care.
His specialties include:
Physician adoption of technology
Health-IT standards development
Health information exchange
Clinical decision support
XML messaging and modeling
Prior to joining the AAFP, Dr. Waldren was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellow at the Univ. of Missouri, Columbia; At which time, Dr. Waldren earned a Masters Degree in Medical Informatics. Dr. Waldren is a residency trained family physician.
Bob Brown is Vice President of Professional Services for Mosaica Partners, a nationally recognized health information strategy and HIE consulting firm. He has over 30 years of internationally recognized experience in general management, consulting practice and methodology development, health information exchange, product management, customer and stakeholder engagement, publishing, telecommunications and information systems development.
Bob led the effort to develop Mosaica’s proprietary HIE Maturity Framework and HIE formation methodologies. He oversees all of Mosaica’s consulting activities and ensures consulting service quality and client satisfaction. He actively participates in client engagements in the role of executive consultant or methodology exponent.
Prior to joining Mosaica Partners, Bob was Managing Director of Consulting Intelligence, LLC, a specialized consultancy. Prior to that, he was employed at IBM where he held the prestigious position of Resident CRM Subject Matter Professional in Residence at IBM's North American Strategic Envisioning Center. As a member of the CRM Strategy Consulting Practice of IBM, he specialized in developing and implementing enterprise-level customer relationship management strategies for many of IBM's global clients.
He is the co-author of “The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide.” The book was published in 2011 by the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) and was named HIMSS "Book of the Year" in January 2012.