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WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DirectTrust today announced the appointment of five healthcare industry executives to its board of directors. DirectTrust is a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between providers and patients, for the purpose of improved transitions of care, care efficiency and coordination, patient satisfaction and reducing healthcare cost.

The new DirectTrust board members are:

Jon Elwell – CEO, Kno2. Elwell leads Kno2 in its mission to solve healthcare industry interoperability and transform how patient information is exchanged. He has served on the company’s Board of Directors since 2013. Prior to Kno2, Elwell was Vice President of Healthcare for the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA).

Leslie Kelly Hall – Founder, Engaging Patient Strategies; Patient Advocate in HIT; Consulting Vice President, LifeWIRE. Hall is national leader in health information technology (HIT) advocacy, committed to patient engagement, consumer empowerment, and the use of health information technology to support collaborative care. 

Jacob Reider, MD, FAAFP– Family Physician/CEO, Alliance for Better Health. Previously, Dr. Reider served as the Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services; was Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Allscripts, and served as Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics at Albany Medical College.

Anand Shroff – Health Technology Entrepreneur and Executive. Shroff was a contributor to the original Direct messaging standard, working closely with the ONC HIT Standards Committee in 2009 and 2010. Most recently, he co-founded Health Fidelity, which is a leader in the payer-provider risk adjustment space.

Dan Soule – Vice President, Product Management, Health Catalyst. Soule is a health IT professional with in-depth knowledge of health information technology, integration, and interoperability. He has more than 25 years of client and supplier leadership experience in the areas of product development, solution management, implementation, sales support, product demonstration, and marketing. His global markets knowledge includes acute, ambulatory, and consumer/patient systems.