HealthInfoNet Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition
Devore Culver announces retirement; Shaun Alfreds named Acting CEO
Portland, ME – September 21, 2017. HealthInfoNet’s Board of Directors is announcing that after 11 years of distinguished leadership, Devore Culver is retiring from his position as CEO on October 31, 2017. He will continue to work for HealthInfoNet as a Senior Consultant.
“It has been an incredible honor and a wonderful adventure to develop this company from the ground up. So many across Maine have worked tirelessly to make HealthInfoNet the exceptional resource that it has become supporting health care delivery in our State. Moving into a senior consulting role at this time is a great opportunity to both remain engaged in supporting HealthInfoNet’s continued success while gaining more time to spend with family and to reconnect with my passions for photography and the outdoors.” said Culver.
“The Board values Dev’s tremendous success in leading HealthInfoNet since its inception, building the organization from “a good idea” to a nonprofit seen as a national leader in the field of Health Information Exchange,” said Board Chair David Howes, MD. “This transition is focused on building upon the remarkable innovation and success that HealthInfoNet has achieved over the past eleven years.”
Shaun Alfreds has been named Acting Chief Executive Officer. Shaun has served as HealthInfoNet’s Chief Operating Officer since 2010 and his vast operational HIE and development experience will assure a smooth transition.
“Shaun’s experience and strengths in the areas of information technology operations, contract negotiation, public sector innovation, and organizational development and finance along with over 15 years industry experience position him to successfully lead HealthInfoNet and bring his vision of interoperability innovation in Maine forward,” said Board Chair David Howes, MD.
“I am honored to take on this new role and know I have big shoes to fill,” said Alfreds, “I am grateful to Dev and to the Board for providing me the opportunity to lead HealthInfoNet in accomplishing its mission in advancing the innovative use of technology and data to support improved patient outcomes and health reform.”
HealthInfoNet is an independent, nonprofit organization using information technology to improve patient care quality and safety. The organization manages Maine’s statewide health information exchange and offers services to encourage health information technology adoption and support new and emerging models of care and care management. HealthInfoNet is connected to all hospitals in Maine, manages data on 98% of the state’s residents and offers analytics and reporting tools to improve the quality and safety of health care in Maine. The organization maintains administrative offices in Portland, Maine. For more information, please visit www.hinfonet.org