HEALTHeLINK ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Anthony Billittier appointed chair; New representatives join board from Kaleida Health, UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Delaware North

BUFFALO, NY – HEALTHeLINK recently appointed its 2020-2021 board of directors including naming Anthony Billittier, MD, FACEP, executive vice president & chief medical officer at Independent Health, as chair. Dr. Billittier has been involved with Western New York’s clinical information exchange since 2006.

In addition to Dr. Billittier, HEALTHeLINK’s executive committee includes Art Wingerter, president, Univera Healthcare as vice chair; Michael Cain, MD, vice president of health sciences and dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo as treasurer; Thomas E. Schenk, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York as secretary; David Hughes, MD, executive vice president & chief medical officer, Kaleida Health; and Everett Weiss, MD, chief medical information officer, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Other members of HEALTHeLINK’s board of directors include Andrew L. Davis, MBA, chief operating officer, Erie County Medical Center; Michael F. Galang, D.O., senior vice president and chief information officer, Catholic Health; Eileen Morgan, chief human resources officer, Delaware North; Ann Marie Odrobina, group vice president, employee benefits & wellness, M&T Bank; Paul Pettit, commissioner of health, Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments; and Sourav Sengupta, MD, MPH, program director, child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship, assistant professor of psychiatry & pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University at Buffalo.

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About HEALTHeLINK:  HEALTHeLINK is a collaboration among hospitals, physicians, health plans and other health care providers in the eight counties of western New York State to securely exchange clinical information to improve the quality of care, enhance patient safety and mitigate health care costs. HEALTHeLINK is a Qualified Entity of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), which enables providers to access their patients’ data from across the state. HEALTHeLINK is also a founding member of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), the national trade association of health information exchanges. Providers and patients can visit wnyhealthelink.com or @HEALTHeLINK on both Facebook and Twitter for more information.