HealthShare Exchange is a nonprofit, member-driven collaboration of healthcare stakeholders representing almost all of the hospital/health systems, and several large health plans, in the greater Philadelphia region, as well as a variety of other participant organizations. It is a unique partnership among collegial, competing, and complementing healthcare entities within a major metro/medical market. HSX governance pursues effective decision making, and appropriate oversight and alignment in establishing and coordinating overall direction of an effective health information organization and its related programs and platforms.

  • HSX Board
      • Nominating Committee
      • Technology Standards Committee
        • Implementation Workgroup
      • Innovation Committee
      • Clinical Advisory Committee
        • Clinical Champions Workgroup
        • Consumer Advisory Workgroup
        • Population Health Strategic Workgroup
      • Finance and Audit Committee
        • Privacy and Security Workgroup
      • Executive Committee

    Nominating Committee

    Nominating Committee
    Member Organization
    Denice Croce Health Partners Plans
    Susan Freeman, MD, MS Temple University Health System
    Kate Flynn Health Care Improvement Foundation
    Ken Levitan Einstein Healthcare Network

    Technology Standards Committee

    Technology Standards Committee
    Member Organization
    Brenda West Einstein Healthcare Network
    Dan Walsh Jefferson Health
    Deb McGrath The Health Federation of Philadelphia
    Gregory Barnowsky Independence Blue Cross
    Jane Loveless Grand View Health
    Kalyan Narayanan Health Partners Plans
    Kay Carr Main Line Health
    Manish Sharma AmeriHealth Caritas
    Michael Gould Independence Blue Cross
    Mike Padula, MD The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Ray Hess Penn Medicine
    Rick Lang Doylestown Health
    Tom Stride Holy Redeemer Health System

    Innovation Committee

    Innovation Committee
    Member Organization
    Neil Gomes Jefferson Health
    Michael Uohara, MD University of Maryland
    Roy Rosin Penn Medicine
    Thomas Olenzak Independence Blue Cross
    Dean Miller Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies
    Joe Miller AmeriHealth Caritas
    Rick Okin Comcast | 1819 Health
    Zev Sunleaf Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Andrew Sheinen Aetna

    Clinical Advisory Committee

    Clinical Advisory Committee
    Member Organization
    Lily Higgins, MD AmeriHealth Caritas
    Merleen Harris-Williams, MD, MBA Health Partners Plans
    Steve Carson, RN, BSN, MHA Temple Health
    Baber Ghauri, MD St. Mary Medical Center
    Scott Hessen, MD Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
    Karen Pinsky, MD Chester County Hospital
    Karen Scoles, MD Jefferson Health
    Jean Stretton, MD Gateway Medical Associates
    Steven Brown, MD Independence Blue Cross
    Grace Lefever AmeriHealth Caritas
    Scott McNeal, DO Delaware Valley Community Health
    Jacqui Ioli, PhD, APN, PPCNP-BC Greater Philadelphia Health Action
    Don Klingen, MD Main Line Health
    Jonathan Sternlieb, MD Abington Jefferson Health

    Executive Committee

    Executive Committee
    Member Organization
    Andrea Gelzer, MD, MS, FACP AmeriHealth Caritas
    Ken Levitan Einstein Healthcare Network
    Neil Lubarsky, CPA, CGMA Jefferson Health
    Richard Snyder, MD Independence Blue Cross


    Diagram depicts the HSX board and committee structure.  HSX’s staff works closely in coordinating, managing, taking guidance and direction from, and reporting to these bodies.  Overall, the board of trustees and HSX committees are highly engaged in HSX’s strategic and tactical activities.

    HSX also participates in Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network (P3N) and the Sequoia Project (national health information exchange project of eHealth Exchange).  In addition, it works with local authorities and agencies and with the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (an entity within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).