The New York eHealth Collaborative Appoints Paul Francis and Michael Golden to Board of Directors

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) announced today the appointment of Paul Francis and Michael Golden to the NYeC Board of Directors.

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Paul Francis is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law. Previously, he was the Director of Agency Redesign and Efficiency and the Vice-Chair of the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission under Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. He served as the Policy Director in Governor Cuomo's 2010 gubernatorial campaign and has also worked with prior administrations. Before entering politics and government, Mr. Francis spent 25 years in the private sector holding executive positions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Merrill Lynch, and He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Health Foundation and the Board of Trustees of NYU Law School. Mr. Francis received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.

Michael Golden is the Vice Chairman of the New York Times Company, a position he has held since 1997. From 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Golden served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The New York Times Company Regional Media Group. Currently, he is also the Chairman of the Board of the Directors for the International Center for Journalists and serves on the board of directors for the Associated Press, the Newspapers Association of America and Graham Windham. Mr. Golden graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master's degree from Lehigh University, a Master's degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and an M.B.A. from Emory University.

"On behalf of the entire team at the New York eHealth Collaborative, we would like to welcome Mr. Golden and Mr. Francis to the NYeC Board of Directors," said David Whitlinger, Executive Director of NYeC. "Their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and leadership will play a significant role in our efforts to help transform healthcare in New York State through the adoption of technologies that ensure fast, secure, and accurate access to health data."

NYeC is a not-for-profit organization working to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Working in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, NYeC leads the development of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a secure network for sharing clinical patient data across New York State.

To view a complete list of the NYeC Board of Directors, visit:

About The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC): NYeC is a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a network to connect healthcare providers statewide. For more information about NYeC, visit and @NYeHealth.

SOURCE New York eHealth Collaborative


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