HealthShare Exchange Names Steven R. Carson and Bob O’Connor to Board of Trustees

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 

Philadelphia, PA – March 24, 2021 – HealthShare Exchange (HSX), an industry leader in making electronic patient-care information available to the greater Philadelphia healthcare community, today announced two new members of its Board of Trustees. Steven R. Carson, Senior Vice President for Population Health for Temple University Health System and President and CEO of the Temple Center for Population Health, and Bob O’Connor, Vice President, Chief Medicare Officer and Regional Coach for Aetna, a CVS Health company, have joined the HSX governance team that coordinates and oversees the direction of HSX’s programs and platform.

“Our partnership with healthcare stakeholders is critical to HSX’s mission of delivering health information that enables preventative and cost-effective medical care for local patients,” said Martin Lupinetti, President & Chief Executive Officer of HealthShare Exchange. “We are proud to welcome Steve and Bob to the Board of Trustees and look forward to leveraging their experience and expertise as we continue working to deliver high-quality medical care to the Philadelphia region.”

In addition to his roles with Temple Health, Steve Carson also serves as adjunct faculty for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and associate faculty for the Johns Hopkins Blumberg School of Public Health. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in both academic and community-based delivery systems, nursing leadership, impatient and ambulatory quality improvement, clinical case management, and value based care incentive programs. He also serves on HSX’s Clinical Advisory and Population Health committees.

Mr. Carson led Temple’s community collaboration effort around the COVID-19 pandemic. His work served as the foundation for the Regional Response Health Collaborative – a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Health (DOH), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and 10 health systems that provided clinical and operational supports, as well as an educational platform for long-term care providers as they responded to the pandemic. 

As Vice President, Chief Medicare Officer and Regional Coach for Aetna, Bob O’Connor is the profit and loss leader of a three-state, $2.5 billion Medicare division with more than 220,000 individual members and 125,000 group members. In this role, he works with Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Home Visit Nursing Stations (HVNs) and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNPs).

During his tenure, Mr. O’Connor has designed and implemented innovative products and programs to increase market share and margin. He developed eight unique high-value network HMOs and was responsible for the development of projects around the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). Additionally, Mr. O’Connor has launched new tiered network programs, developed provider collaboration and risk relationships, and implemented new market-level embedded programs to improve clinical data. 

“Collaboration and data sharing are critical to improving the overall health of patients across the region, and HealthShare Exchange is supporting that effort by enabling the secure transmission of patient information between healthcare entities,” said Neil G. Lubarsky, CPA, CGMA, Chair and Treasurer of the HSX Board of Trustees. “We welcome Mr. Carson and Mr. O’Connor and look forward to working with them.”

HSX is a nonprofit, member-driven collaboration of the greater Philadelphia region’s healthcare stakeholders with more than 450 member organizations. HSX envisions a trusted community working together to deliver better care to consumers and securely delivers electronic patient health information on more than 12 million patients throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. To learn more, visit https://healthshareexchange.org/.   

About HealthShare Exchange

HealthShare Exchange (HSX) is a nonprofit community-directed organization that gathers and makes electronic patient health information available securely at the point of care throughout the Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area’s healthcare ecosystem. HSX links disparate electronic medical record (EMR) systems of hospitals, health systems and healthcare stakeholders across the continuum of care along with the clinical data of healthcare insurers for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. HSX services deliver real-time clinical information to our members, including a patient’s medical history as well as notifications to enable improved outcomes, care coordination and more cost-effective care for over 12 million patients. HSX is a HITRUST certified organization, a PA P3N certified Health Information Organization (HIO), a State of NJ Trusted Data Sharing Organization (TDSO) and is part of the national eHealth Exchange. For more information, visit https://www.healthshareexchange.org/ or follow us on Twitter (@HealthShareExch) and LinkedIn.