The Health Data Consortium announced today the appointment of Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Clinical Operations for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, to its board of directors.
Dr. Shah and three other newly appointed members will serve three-year terms beginning Aug. 15. The board provides governance, oversight and support to catalyze and lead a growing national movement to improve health care through the availability and use of health data. The Health Data Consortium is a non-proﬁt, public-private partnership working to foster the availability and innovative use of open health data to improve health and health care.
Dr. Shah joined Kaiser Permanente Southern California in May and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality care and service to the more than 3.7 million Kaiser Permanente members in Southern California. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Shah served as the New York State commissioner of health.
Dr. Shah is board-certified in Internal Medicine, an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and was the inaugural recipient of HDC’s Health Data Liberators Award. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Yale School of Medicine and UCLA’s Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.