MITRE Health Advisory Committee Welcomes Visionary Leaders

On February 2, 2018, NEC Member MITRE welcomed a group of the nation’s top health care leaders to its Health Advisory Committee with the goal of transforming the national health enterprise.

Health Economist Gail Wilensky, former director of Medicare and Medicaid programs and an adviser to President George H.W. Bush, and Former Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson, Chair of the First 5 Commission for Children and Families for the State of California, will co-chair the committee. The other of the members include former leaders of major health providers and insurers, former senior government officials, and quality experts. MITRE’s executive leadership will draw upon the committee’s expertise to shape strategic planning, research and development, staff development, partnership formation, and other strategic investments in solving challenges to health care.

“We thank these leaders for their time and insights, which are already influencing our direction as we work across government to accelerate beneficial change,” said Patty Steinbrech, Vice President and Director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), operated by MITRE.

The committee recently met at MITRE’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia for its inaugural meeting. The New England Council commends MITRE on its efforts to improve our nation’s healthcare system and wishes the new committee much success in its work. Read more in  MITRE’s press release.

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