1997 Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conference
Biographies Of Conference Speakers - K-M
Tom Kalil VIP
Mr. Kalil is currently a Senior Director to the National Economic Council (NEC) with responsibility for science and technology issues. The NEC is a White House organization created by President Clinton to coordinate economic policy. In addition to his role in shaping the Administration's National Information Infrastructure agenda, he also is the U.S. National Coordinator for the G-7 Global Information Society pilot projects. Mr. Kalil served as an advisor to the Clinton-Gore campaign on technology and competitiveness issues, and helped organize the Little Rock Economic Summit.
Prior to joining the campaign, Mr. Kalil was a trade specialist at the Washington offices of Dewey Ballantine, where he represented the Semiconductor Industry Association on U.S.-Japan trade issues and technology policy.
Mr. Kalil received a BA in political science and international economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and completed graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is the author of articles on nuclear strategy, U.S.-Japan trade negotiations, U.S.-Japan cooperation in science and technology, and the National Information Infrastructure.
Mr. Kalil is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Donald W. Kemper
Mr. Kemper is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthwise, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people do a better job of staying healthy and taking care of their health problems. He is the author of six books on health promotion; Mr. Kemper has a MS in Health Systems Engineering, and a M.P.H., Health Planning and Administration.
Mr. Tim Kieschnick is Strategic Development Manager for Kaiser Permanente's Interactive Technologies Initiative. The Interactive Technologies Initiative uses technologies in new and innovative ways to provide confidential health care services to Kaiser Permanente members. Technologies include the World Wide Web, clinical video conferencing, and innovative telephone applications.
Mr. Kieschnick has been with Kaiser Permamente for 10 years, developing and implementing technology-related programs that support patient education, health promotion, and shared decision-making. He has been a driving force behind Kaiser Permanente Online, a secure Internet service that provides decision support, communication links, and automated transactions to Kaiser Permanente members.
Mr. Koch is a writer and researcher specializing in home care and information. His work has included overseeing an online outreach program on CompuServe for parental caregivers and conducting research based on clients' use of that service. He is also the author of seven books.
Shannah Koss in the Government Segment Executive for IBM's Global Healthcare Industry and is responsible for health care information solution marketing and strategy in the public health care sector. She has been actively involved with Health Village, an IBM consumer networked offering, since its inception. Ms. Koss has been a member of the Partnerships Conference steering committee since the first conference when she worked for the Federal Government and was the co-chair of the NII work group on consumer health information. During her federal tenure at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), she was also the co-chair of the Health Information Systems Work Group of the Clinton Administration Health Care Reform Task Force. Her primary responsibility during her ten years at OMB was the oversight of health care regulatory and information requirements, and as such she brings substantial expertise in these areas and the potential implications for consumer health informatics.
Vince Kuraitis, JD
Mr. Kuraitis is Vice President of Corporate development and Specialty Services at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Mr. Kuraitis has worked as a Vice President at Saint Alphonsus Hospital for ten years. His responsibilities include a range of planning, patient care, and ancillary functions. He previously worked as Regional Director of Marketing for National Medical Enterprises and as a Management Consultant for Amherst Associates. Mr. Kuraitis received both his JD and MBA degrees from UCLA and a BS in Business Administration from USC.
Mr. Kuromiya, Editor and Founding Publisher of Critical Path AIDS Project Newsletter, wears three hats. He is a person with AIDS with specific information needs in a fast changing transforming field, a web publisher of AIDS information (www.critpath.org), and an Internet Service Provider providing free Internet access to undeserved communities hard-hit by AIDS. Long-time writing collaborator of the late R. Buckminster Fuller, Kuromiya, as a patient advocate, currently sits on a number of federal AIDS research panels and is an individual litigant in the Communications Decency Act challenge.
Vincent Lafronza, EdD
Dr. Lafronza, Deputy Program Director of the Turning Point Program, joined the Turning Point initiative directly from his previous position at NACCHO, where he served in the capacity of Project Manager for NACCHO's Superfund activities. He came to NACCHO in 1995 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), where he served communities affected by hazardous waste. He completed a postgraduate research fellowship in public health with the Oakridge Research Institute for Science and Engineering and earned his doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.
David Lansky, PhD VIP
David Lansky is President of the Foundation for Accountability, Inc. (known as FACCT), a new non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers, patients, and purchasers make more informed choices among the health care options they face. FACCT's primary task is to endorse a standardized set of quality measures that are based on the results of health careservices and how each of us experiences the health system. FACCT's Board is comprised of three kinds of organizations -representing public purchasers of health care; private purchasers; and consumer and patient advocates.
Prior to joining FACCT, Dr. Lansky was Regional Director of Clinical Information for the Providence Health System, a statewide integrated system which includes six hospitals, primary care groups, home health services, and both HMO and PPO insurance services. At Providence, the Center for Outcomes Research and Education assisted members, patients, doctors, and managers in measuring and understanding the quality of health care delivery. Lansky's team was responsible for outcomes research, measurement of consumer satisfaction, health risk and health status assessment, development of electronic member and patient records, and communicating with purchasers and the larger community about health care quality.
During 1993 and 1994, Lansky provided support to the Jackson Hole Group, with responsibility for national accountability measures under the "managed competition" model. He holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Lawler is a former chair of the FCC Advisory Committee on Telecommunications and Health. He is a lawyer in Washington and from 1993 through 1994 served as a Health Policy Advisor in the White House. He also served as counsel to the Governor of New Jersey, and served as Counsel to the US House of Representatives Energy and Communications Committee.
Arlette Lefebvre, MD
Dr. Lefebvre is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Director of the Physical Disability Team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. By day, Dr. Lefebvre practices child psychiatry, with an interest in self-esteem and health promotion. At night and on weekends, on the unique Ability OnLine e-mail network designed to put special kids in touch with special mentors, from hospital or home, she becomes "Dr. Froggie," the passionate advocate of self-help and consumer support networks which "have taught her more about health promotion than any textbook," she swears.
George Lundberg, MD
Dr. Lundberg, a native of Florida, holds earned and honorary degrees from North Park College, Baylor University, the University of Alabama (Birmingham and Tuscaloosa), the State University of New York, Syracuse, Thomas Jefferson University and The Medical College of Ohio. He completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a pathology residency in San Antonio. He served at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco and at William Beaumant Hospital in El Paso to complete an 11 year Army tour. Dr. Lundberg was Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County / USC Medical enter for ten years. In 1997, he became Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of California-Davis.
Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in Central America and Forensic Medicine in New York, Sweden, and England. His major professional interests are toxicology, violence, communication, physician behavior, strategic management, and health system reform. He is a past President of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Since 1982, Dr. Lundberg has been at the American Medical Association where he is Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Information and Multimedia with editorial responsibility for its 54 medical journals, American Medical News, and various electronic and consumer products, and the Editor of JAMA. A frequent lecturer, radio and television host and guest, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lundberg holds academic appointments as a professor at Northwestern and Harvard.
Beverly L. Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN VIP
Dr. Malone is currently serving a two-year term as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nation's leading professional organization representing the major health care, practice and work place issues of the nation's two million registered nurses. Dr. Malone is on a leave of absence from her role as dean and professor of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. Dr. Malone, 48, previously served on the ANA Board of Directors for 6 years, as a Director for 4 years, and as second Vice President for 2. She has been a member of the ANA Committee on Committees, Finance Committee and chair of the legislation Committee. As chair of the ANA Ad Hoc Committee on Credentialing, Malone worked on advanced practice nursing issues with a variety of specialty groups. At the state levels, she has served as Vice President of the Ohio Nurses Association. She has served as Vice President of the board of trustees for the American Nurses Foundation and Vice Chair of the ANA Ethnic-Minority Fellowship Program.
In North Carolina Malone has served on the Governor's Task Force on the Nursing Shortage; Commissioner of the North Carlolina Commisssion on Health Services; Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Moses Cone Health System; board of directors, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs; and President of the North Carolina Council of Baccalaureate Deans and Directors.
In her clinical career, Dr. Malone has worked as a Surgical Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Director of Nursing, and Assistant Administrator of Nursing. Her other accomplishments include, establishment of a fee-for-service consultation department within a hospital setting at the University of Cincinnati; an internship with Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI); and a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health and the ANA Minority Fellowship Program. A licensed clinical psychologist, she maintains a small individual, group, and family therapy practice.
Salah Mandil, MD
Dr. Mandil is the Director-Advisor on Informatics & Telematics of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland, a position he's held since 1991. He is primarily responsible for three areas: the WHO support to its Member Countries in the introduction and uses of informatics and telematics in health, the international role of WHO in health informatics and telematics and liaison with the informatics and telematics industry.
Dr. Mandil joined WHO in 1974 as its Information Scientist, and is fully credited with conceiving and directing the design and implementation of the modernized WHO Information System, including the WHO Local & Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN), and their global operation and further developments. He has also directed, and personally contributed to, the WHO support to over 30 countries on the policy, strategy, design and implementation of their National Health Information Systems.
Anthony Margherita, MD
Dr. Margherita is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Washington University in St. Louis and Project Director for the Rehabilitation Learning Center. A multimedia information system for people with disabilities.
Mr. McCarthy is an independent consultant in wide-area information networking who is currently working with the Access Colorado Library and Information Network (ACLIN) project of the Colorado State Library. Mr. McCarthy, who served from 1994-95 as the Project Director for the Colorado Rural Health Telecommunications Coalition (CRHTC), has worked for more than 15 years in the field of content/media production and information technology and communication, primarily for library and health care organizations.
Mr. McCarthy's previous experience includes serving as the Director of Market Development and Education for AMA/Net, the national online physician information network of the American Medical Association and as the founding Executive Director (1989-91) for PC Physician, a Ciba-Geigy sponsored effort to provide a support helpline for physicians using computers. At PC Physician he created and edited one of the first hypertext medical periodicals, the PC Physician Medical Computing Resource Guide. McCarthy also has experience in hospital information systems, creating and publishing software, database development, online interface design, audience research, information technology marketing, and media production.
David S. McWaters, PharmD, JD
Dr. McWaters is Research Director for Direct Medical Knowledge, a web-based consumer health information provider. He is a pharmacist and attorney, and was formerly an Associate Professor of pharmacy practice at The University of the PACIFIC School of Pharmacy. He has been a consultant for medical literature research and analysis, and has published on a diverse range of subjects, including AIDS, drug abuse, cystic fibrosis, and medical information on the Internet.
Molly Mettler, MSW
Ms. Mettler is Senior Vice President of Healthwise, Incorporated, a not-for-profit health education research and development group located in Boise, Idaho. She is also Director of the Healthwise Communities Project, a research project funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of the three-year project is to help a quarter million Idahoans become the best informed medical consumers in the world. Mr. Mettler has co-authored 4 books and numerous articles on medical self-care and health promotion. She serves on the board of the National Council on the Aging and on the editorial advisory board for Healthcare Demand and Disease Management.
Nancy Milio, PhD
Dr. Milio is Professor of Health Policy and Administration (School of Public Health) and Professor of Nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her teaching, research, consultations, and publications include community information technology. She has worked with numerous governments and organizations in the US and abroad. Her publications include Computers and Healthy Communities: Cases in Community Information Technology and Public Policy, Health Administration Press, 1996.
Barry Mittan, MSP
Mr. Mittan has been involved in the planning and development of Florida's public health information systems over the past 25 years including the County Health Unit Management System, the Public Health Indicators Data System, the Health Practitioners Data Base, the Certificate of Need/Health Facilities Information System, and the Statewide Public Health Information Network. He edited the first five versions of the Florida Health Care Atlas and has developed many reports on public health indicators.
Albert G. Mulley, Jr., MD, MPP
Dr. Mulley, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Health Policy at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division and Director of the Medical Practices Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Mulley's recent research has focused on the use of decision theory and outcomes research to distinguish between warranted and unwarranted variations in clinical practice. This work has led to development of research instruments and approaches, including shared decision making programs, to support clinicians and patients in their decision making roles, and to catalyze prospective clinical trials.
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