HIT Leaders and News today announced the addition of Mark Stevens as Contributing Editor. Stevens will assist in the development of the publication’s editorial direction and supervise special projects.
Since 2010, Stevens has lead the health IT consulting firm he co-founded, ARRAHealth. During that time, Stevens served as a Vice President for Best Practice Partners (BPP), a leader in healthcare training, process re-design and IT optimization solutions serving providers, payers, HIEs and ACOs, where he focused on strategic partnerships and executive search in health data analytics, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of BPP’s accountable care subsidiary, EnableHealth, which he founded in 2013. Prior to joining BPP, Stevens was Vice President of Digital Collaboration Solutions, a healthcare technology services firm; Senior Director for eHealth Innovation at World Congress, a leader in healthcare conference management; and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative (PAeHI), a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 by Pennsylvania’s leading healthcare stakeholders to promote the broader adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE). Stevens currently serves as President-Elect on the board of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Central Pennsylvania Chapter, which he co-founded.
“We are very excited to have a member of the healthcare IT community with the industry standing and technical knowledge as Mark Stevens working with us,” said Jason Free, Managing Editor of HIT Leaders and News. “His passion and expertise will drive our staff and publication to new heights as we continue our mission to deliver the most important trends and viewpoints in healthcare IT from around the world.”
“Integrity and ingenuity are foundational principles within health information management,” said Stevens.”HIT Leaders and News is a new company based upon forward thinking and high ethical standards. I look forward to joining an amazing team of professionals who are committed to exploring global industry trends and disruptive technologies which are not only influencing and impacting our industry but, ultimately, the patients we collectively serve.”