HealthShare Exchange Welcomes Nina O’Connor to Board of Trustees

PHILADELPHIA, PENN. – February 13, 2024 – HealthShare Exchange (HSX), an industry leader in clinical data sharing to support care management, quality improvement and population health for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware healthcare communities, today announced that Nina O’Connor, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Temple Center for Population Health, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Temple Faculty Physicians Chief of Service and Primary Care Service Line Director, has joined its Board of Trustees. This team of healthcare professionals coordinates and oversees the direction of HSX and its programs, and Nina will fill the Physician Trustee role.

“Across the state, there is an increased focus on addressing social determinants of health, as well as ensuring the highest quality of care for patients,” said Martin Lupinetti, President and CEO of HSX. “Nina’s experience spans all of HSX’s strategic focus areas and she will be an invaluable resource as we continue to securely connect the region’s healthcare ecosystem and drive positive health outcomes for residents.”

Dr. O’Connor assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer for the Temple Center for Population Health in August 2022. In this role, she is responsible for quality across the Temple Health University System’s primary care networks. Additionally, Dr. O’Connor leads multiple risk-based programs including Temple’s ACO REACH entity, and diverse programming to address community partnerships and social determinants of health (SDoH). As of December 2023, Dr. O’Connor is also the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. O’Connor is a fellow at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is actively engaged in the education of medical students, residents and fellows at Temple.

“We are excited to welcome Nina to the HSX Board of Trustees,” said Denise Napier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Partners Plans and HSX’s Board Chair. “We welcome her leadership experience in overseeing value-based care and population health quality management programs as we strive to positively impact the quality of care delivered to patients across the region.”

Before joining the Temple University Health System, Dr. O’Connor served as the Chief Medical Officer for Penn Medicine at Home. She was responsible for more than 5,000 daily patients that received home-based care including home health, hospice, home palliative care, home infusion and community health workers. Dr. O’Connor was also the physician lead for subacute and post-acute care at Penn Medicine and led the Penn-Temple Regional Congregate Care Assistance Team, a program funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health to support several hundred long-term care facilities with COVID readiness and response. 

To see the full HSX Board of Trustees, visit https://healthshareexchange.org/board-and-team/.

About HealthShare Exchange

HealthShare Exchange (HSX) is a nonprofit community-directed organization that gathers and makes electronic patient health information available securely at the point of care throughout the Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area’s healthcare ecosystem. HSX links disparate electronic medical record (EMR) systems of hospitals, health systems and healthcare stakeholders across the continuum of care along with the clinical data of healthcare insurers for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 

HSX services deliver real-time clinical information to our members, including a patient’s medical history as well as notifications to enable improved outcomes, care coordination and more cost-effective care. HSX is a HITRUST-certified organization, a Pennsylvania P3N certified Health Information Organization (HIO), a State of New Jersey Trusted Data Sharing Organization (TDSO) and is part of the national eHealth Exchange. For more information, visit https://www.healthshareexchange.org/ or follow us on Twitter (@HealthShareExch) and LinkedIn.