HealthShare Exchange is a nonprofit, member-driven collaboration of healthcare stakeholders representing almost all of the hospital/health systems, and several large health plans, in the greater Philadelphia region, as well as a variety of other participant organizations. It is a unique partnership among collegial, competing, and complementing healthcare entities within a major metro/medical market. HSX governance pursues effective decision making, and appropriate oversight and alignment in establishing and coordinating overall direction of an effective health information organization and its related programs and platforms.

HSX organization

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee
Member Organization
Denice Croce Health Partners Plans
Susan Freeman, MD, MS Temple University Health System
Kate Flynn Health Care Improvement Foundation
Ken Levitan Einstein Healthcare Network

Technology Standards Committee

Technology Standards Committee
Member Organization
Brenda West Einstein Healthcare Network
Dan Walsh Jefferson Health
Deb McGrath The Health Federation of Philadelphia
Gregory Barnowsky Independence Blue Cross
Jane Loveless Grand View Health
Kalyan Narayanan Health Partners Plans
Kay Carr Main Line Health
Manish Sharma AmeriHealth Caritas
Michael Gould Independence Blue Cross
Mike Padula, MD The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ray Hess Penn Medicine
Rick Lang Doylestown Health
Tom Stride Holy Redeemer Health System

Innovation Committee

Innovation Committee
Member Organization
Neil Gomes Jefferson Health
Michael Uohara, MD University of Maryland
Roy Rosin Penn Medicine
Thomas Olenzak Independence Blue Cross
Dean Miller Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies
Joe Miller AmeriHealth Caritas
Rick Okin Comcast | 1819 Health
Zev Sunleaf Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Andrew Sheinen Aetna

Clinical Advisory Committee

Clinical Advisory Committee
Member Organization
Lily Higgins, MD AmeriHealth Caritas
Merleen Harris-Williams, MD, MBA Health Partners Plans
Steve Carson, RN, BSN, MHA Temple Health
Baber Ghauri, MD St. Mary Medical Center
Scott Hessen, MD Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
Karen Pinsky, MD Chester County Hospital
Karen Scoles, MD Jefferson Health
Jean Stretton, MD Gateway Medical Associates
Steven Brown, MD Independence Blue Cross
Grace Lefever AmeriHealth Caritas
Scott McNeal, DO Delaware Valley Community Health
Jacqui Ioli, PhD, APN, PPCNP-BC Greater Philadelphia Health Action
Don Klingen, MD Main Line Health
Jonathan Sternlieb, MD Abington Jefferson Health

Executive Committee

Executive Committee
Member Organization
Andrea Gelzer, MD, MS, FACP AmeriHealth Caritas
Ken Levitan Einstein Healthcare Network
Neil Lubarsky, CPA, CGMA Jefferson Health
Richard Snyder, MD Independence Blue Cross

Diagram depicts the HSX board and committee structure.  HSX’s staff works closely in coordinating, managing, taking guidance and direction from, and reporting to these bodies.  Overall, the board of trustees and HSX committees are highly engaged in HSX’s strategic and tactical activities.

HSX  participates in Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network (P3N),  and the Sequoia Project (national health information exchange project of eHealth Exchange).  In addition, it works with local authorities and agencies and with the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (an entity within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

HSX also is part of the P3N Advisory Board and NJHIN Advisory Board.