ALBANY, N.Y. – April 6, 2012 – CDPHP® is proud to announce president and CEO, John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP, has been appointed to the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) board of directors. In this role, Dr. Bennett will work to develop policies and standards to assist health care providers in making the shift to electronic health records.
NYeC is a not-for-profit organization working to improve health care for all New Yorkers through health information technology. Founded in 2006 by health care leaders, the goal of NYeC is that no patient, wherever they may need treatment within the State of New York, is ever without fast, secure, accurate, and accessible information.
“There can be no debate for digitizing America’s medical records,” said John D. Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP. “Long before electronic medical records were mandated by the federal government, CDPHP was leading the way, helping providers make the switch. I’m proud to be part of an organization that understands that electronic medical records will improve patient care and reduce health care costs,” added Bennett.
“Dr. Bennett is joining our board at a very exciting time, not only for NYeC but for the advancement of health IT in the state. He brings to the board great vision and an impressive track record of pioneering the practical implementation of health IT on the front lines of medicine,” said David Whitlinger, Executive Director of NYeC.
For more information or to speak with John D. Bennett, please contact Ali Skinner at (518) 605-4497.
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