Richard Gibson, MD, PhD, MBA, has been selected to be Executive Director of the Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA, www.healthbanking.org), a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to promote consumer-centered, consumer-controlled, comprehensive, lifetime electronic health records. Dr. Gibson comes to HRBA from Gartner, Inc., where he is a Research Director. Previously he held roles as Chief of Healthcare Intelligence at Providence Health & Services, Chief Information Officer at Legacy Health, and Chief Medical Information Officer at Providence Health System, Oregon Region. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Gibson’s educational background includes a BS from Stanford University, an MD from Case Western Reserve University, a PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah with a fellowship at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, and an MBA from the Wharton School. Dr. Gibson, a retired family physician and emergency physician, assumes his new position in January 2017.
“I am thrilled to be part of an organization dedicated to giving consumers access to and control over their entire health record,” says Gibson. “Although most people don’t need to look at their health record very often, when things happen, having all your records in one place where you know who has seen them can really come in handy.”
Dr. Ted Shortliffe, chair of HRBA’s advisory board, applauded the appointment of Dr. Gibson. “Richard is a talented and broadly educated physician and informatics expert,” noted Dr. Shortliffe. “He will bring a wonderful infusion of new energy and perspectives to his role at HRBA, and the Advisory Board eagerly anticipates innovation and expanded approaches for achieving the goals of the organization under his leadership.”
Dr. William Yasnoff, Founder and President of HRBA, is also enthusiastic about Dr. Gibson’s new role as HRBA’s first full time Executive Director. “Richard has the perfect background, skills, and passion to enhance HRBA’s national prominence and continue the work of making comprehensive electronic health records for every individual a reality across the nation.”
About the Health Record Banking Alliance:
HRBA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of leading healthcare information technology professionals and organizations dedicated to promoting and supporting the development of health record banks. Today, whenever a person seeks care, a record is left behind. Until now, there hasn't been a secure, unified location to store these records so that they can all be used to help guide one’s care. At the time of care, one gives permission for a healthcare professional to access some or all of the consumer’s up-to-date health records via a secure connection. When care is complete, the new records from that visit are securely deposited—and made available for the future.
Contact: Jim Hayden, (602) 803-5000