Former AMA President to Join higi’s Board of Directors

mHealthWatch learned this week that higi — a health IT company that operates the largest health screening ecosystem in North America — is welcoming Robert Wah, MD, former President of the American Medical Association and Global Chief Medical Officer of DXC Technology to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Wah, a reproductive endocrinologist and OB/GYN, is most notably recognized for his expertise in healthcare and health information technology. He served at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was the first Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.

“As higi continues to expand its capabilities to work with leading healthcare organizations to personalize population health, experts like Dr. Wah will insure the appropriate approach and perspective needed to enable sustainable health improvement in the communities across the nation,” said CEO Jeff Bennett.

“Approximately 60% of health outcomes are determined by social, environmental, and behavioral factors,” said Dr. Wah.  “higi gives/provides consumers and healthcare organizations an affordable, accessible vehicle to connect outside of the traditional health system.  I am excited about joining the board to help guide improving the health of consumers and to connect higi and healthcare organizations.”

For over 23 years, Dr. Wah served on Active Duty in the Navy and was the Associate CIO for the Military Health System in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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