2014 NYeC GALA HONOREES
Sanford I. Weill
Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup; Former Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Since 1995, Mr. Weill has been Chairman of Weill Cornell Medical College, having joined the board in 1982. Since 1998, Mr. Weill and his wife, Joan, and the Weill Family Foundation have given more than $600 million to Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University to promote new medical discoveries, research, and cures.
Last year, the Weills and the Weill Family Foundation awarded Weill Cornell Medical College a $100 million gift towards their Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives campaign which is benefiting the Belfer Research Building, a biomedical research hub that will advance treatments including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, and Alzheimer’s diseases. The Weills’ $100 million gift will help build a new center for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disorders called the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Center for Metabolic Health.
2014 PATH AWARDEES
Patricia A. Bomba, MD, FACP
Vice President and Medical Director, Geriatrics, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
NYeC is celebrating Dr. Bomba’s accomplishments in developing a readily accessible electronic MOLST form and creating the New York eMOLST Registry. Thanks to her leadership, healthcare providers, including EMS, can have access to MOLST forms at all sites of care including hospitals, nursing homes, and in the community.
David Bentley, VP, Chief Scientist accepting
Illumina is applying innovative sequencing and array technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago.
Illumina has enabled New York Genome Center researchers to undertake studies by providing the throughput to sequence tens of thousands of human whole genomes per year in a central genome center. The company’s solutions for genomic analysis serve as tools for disease research, drug discovery, and the development of molecular tests in clinical labs.
Illumina’s innovative technologies accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.
President, Lutheran Family Health Centers
The success of Lutheran Family Health Centers reflects Mr. McReynolds’ commitment to improving healthcare for the medically underserved community in Brooklyn. NYeC is celebrating his accomplishments in developing accessible, high quality community-based healthcare services. Under his leadership, LFHC has grown into one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center networks in the country handling 530,000 visits annually.
2013 NYeC GALA HONOREES
NYeC honored Mr. Halvorson for leading Kaiser Permanente’s extensive and successful investment in electronic medical records and physician support systems. As a result of this commitment, more than 9 million patients now have their records in Kaiser Permanente computers. Mr. Halvorson’s transformed KP into a world class system renowned for its technological innovations that measurably improve care – a model for the advancement of health IT nationwide.
NYeC honored Mr. Critelli for his instrumental involvement in building the health IT movement that engages us all today. Forging and stewarding diverse partnerships of the magnitude necessary to create change on the national level, Mr. Critelli’s work has fundamentally altered the healthcare delivery landscape. His keen understanding of health IT and the innovative solutions it can provide has allowed him to create tools that support better care, engaged patients, and reduced costs.
2013 PATH AWARDEES
Mr. Aviles is leading efforts to better manage chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma, address healthcare disparities by increasing access, invest capital dollars strategically, and use cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiency, quality, and patient safety. His public service work within the community and usage of health IT to improve clinical practices—as well as his leadership throughout the Hurricane Sandy crisis—exemplify his leadership and dedication to using technology to improve care on a daily basis and during disaster.
Dr. Cohen’s work reflects an intense commitment and dedication to improving health IT throughout New York City’s communities, often focusing on the most vulnerable patient populations such as the severely mentally ill. His leadership in developing coordinated care models and utilizing health IT through the Health Home program and CMS Innovation Grant, demonstrates his mission to ensure that every patient and family has access to safe, compassionate, and quality healthcare.
CMP has long displayed a commitment to advancing health IT throughout Western New York. Its work in the region, including health IT adoption support, Meaningful Use, and the Beacon Project, has helped establish the efficient exchange of clinical information between physicians and the engagement of patients as active participants in their own care. CMP’s innovative approach to using health IT to both improve
clinical outcomes and reach patients serves as a model for other practices throughout Western New York.
Ms. Zelazny’s development and implementation of collaborative telemedicine technology, including health IT infrastructure, has made possible the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, the Finger Lakes Telehealth Network (FLTN), and the VIBRANT Approach to Early Childhood Caries in Migrant Children. Her strong leadership and promotion of health IT has created unique solutions to meet patients’ needs and the delivery of affordable and timely healthcare for vulnerable populations in New York State.
CipherHealth consistently shows passion and commitment to advancing health IT in New York State. Its innovative work and participation in the New York Digital Health Accelerator Program led to its development of tools that help patients communicate with their care team. Their approach to creating these solutions is both creative and practical, resulting in user-friendly health IT tools that meet patient and provider needs. Most importantly, its commitment to empowering patients leads to better care.
2012 NYeC GALA HONOREES
Mr. Immelt was honored for his longstanding and impressive commitment to advancing healthcare through technology. As CEO of GE, and previously as CEO of GE Medical Systems, his work with standardization and the interoperability of health systems, and the pioneering and improvement of EHRs and mobile healthcare applications to support clinicians on the front lines, has made a substantial difference in saving lives.
Mr. Palmisano was honored with a Career Achievement in the Advancement of Health IT Award for his global contributions to advancing healthcare through technology. He leads with inspirational concepts and embodies a culture of continuous innovation. Under his leadership, IBM’s commitment to health information exchange has transformed healthcare and laid the groundwork that continues today.
2012 NYeC GALA AWARDEES
Elmwood Health Center
Sumir Sahgal, MD
Medical Director, Essen Medical Associates
Practice Administrator, Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC
2011 NYeC GALA HONOREES
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,
Department of Health and Human Services
Greater Rochester Business Alliance
Sandra A. Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Carol C. Diamond, MD, MPH
Managing Director of Health at the Markle Foundation and Chair of Markle Connecting for Health
Zoë Baird Budinger
President and Co-Chair of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
2011 NYeC GALA AWARDEES
Special Recognition Award to individuals at the New York State Department of Health who pioneered the state’s significant commitment to health IT:
Lori Evans Bernstein, MPH
Deputy Commissioner for Health Information Technology Transformation,
New York State Department of Health
Richard F. Daines, MD (1951-2011)
Former New York State Commissioner of Health,
New York State Department of Health
C. William Schroth
Hudson Highland Advisors
Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH
New York State Commissioner of Health,
New York State Department of Health
Dennis P. Whalen
Executive Vice President,
Healthcare Association of New York State