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Thomas invited to provide leadership for advancing the use of technology in health care

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Availity announces the appointment of Russ Thomas, its chief executive officer, to the eHealth Initiative (eHI) board of directors. At eHI, a Washington D.C. based non-profit, Thomas will serve a three-year term with other leaders who share a vision to increase the quality of health care through meaningful enhancements in technology.
“We’re looking forward to having Russ as a member of our Board,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, chief executive officer, for the eHealth Initiative and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative. “He knows how to leverage the power of information to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care, and he understands the importance of information exchange among all stakeholders. We look forward to his input.”
As the CEO of Availity, Thomas has amassed a deep working knowledge of the ways in which a trusted network partner can streamline the workflow of health care professionals. Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations.
Thomas stated, “I’m looking forward to working more closely with eHI. This is a tremendous opportunity to exchange best practices with my peers and provide leadership on issues shaping the health care landscape.”

About eHealth Initiative
eHealth Initiative (eHI) is a Washington D.C.-based, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology. eHI is the only national organization that represents all of the stakeholders in the healthcare industry. Working with its membership, eHI advocates for the use of health IT that is practical, sustainable and addresses stakeholder needs, particularly those of patients. For more information, visit www.ehidc.org.