EHNAC Appoints Leblanc and Meisner Commissioners
EHNAC Appoints Luigi Leblanc and Deborah Meisner Commissioners
FARMINGTON, Conn. – March 26, 2012 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, today announced the appointment of two new commissioners. Luigi Leblanc was appointed in December 2011, while Deborah Meisner was added in February 2012.
They join 13 existing commissioners and consumer representatives from both private and public organizations and will serve the organization through 2014 and 2015, respectively.
“Luigi and Deborah bring critical insight and decades of healthcare experience to our commissioners panel,” says Debra Hopkinson, operations vice president of EHNAC. “Our commissioners represent diverse interests in the healthcare industry, and all of their viewpoints are necessary in preserving EHNAC’s accreditation reputation and credibility.”
Luigi Leblanc is the director of technology and co-owner of Zane Networks LLC (ZaneNet), an SBA 8(a) certified woman-owned small business that assists organizations and groups in adopting emerging technology tools. Since 2000, Leblanc has guided health IT projects for federal, state and local governmental agencies and for the private sector. He currently leads the implementation team responsible for building out an electronic health record implementation in the British Virgin Islands linking a hospital, a clinic, a mobile MRI unit and three pharmacies into a community-wide exchange. Leblanc serves on the Maryland MSO advisory board, the Maryland Health Information Exchange Policy board, the Caribbean Policy Institute board and the Caribbean-American Political Action Committee.
Deborah Meisner is vice president of regulatory compliance strategy for Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions. In this role, Meisner is responsible for tracking the industry standards organizations and administration simplification regulations. With more than 40 years of experience in the health care industry—20 of which focused on electronic data interchange—Meisner chairs the Emdeon Standards Steering Committee, in which industry standards are reviewed, developed and maintained. Meisner is also on the WEDI board of directors and co-chairs the Transactions and Codes Sets Subcommittee. She participates in HL7 Attachment Workgroup, CAQH CORE, National Uniform Billing Committee and the National Uniform Claim Committee.
“We look forward to the value that Luigi and Deborah will bring to EHNAC as the need for electronic transaction standards and accreditation continues to evolve,” says Hopkinson.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services and e-prescribing solution providers.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.