Nancy Lush, President and Founder
Nancy is a healthcare innovation thought-leader and wellness advocate. She has a broad depth of experience in software and product development, with over 35 years in the field. Nancy and her teams have been responsible for the development of major systems and solutions, including integration, interoperability, mobile apps, web-based apps, data-centric solutions and analytics. She is equally adept at business and operations. She is a repeat entrepreneur, having founded her first product company in the 80’s, and has been involved with numerous startups throughout her career. Nancy has over 25 years in the healthcare industry, has been active in both HIMSS and interoperability task forces, has been Chief Technology Officer for an electronic medical records company, and President of two Health IT companies.
Nancy is committed to the vision of seamless interoperability for healthcare. She and her teams were early adopters of the FHIR API, doing early FHIR integration and FHIR app development. Nancy has been an active member of the HEART interoperability workgroup which created profiles to enable secure patient mediated data exchange. These profiles are based on the FHIR API, OAuth, OpenID Connect and UMA (User-Managed Access). HEART provides a secure solution to enable seamless data interoperability in a patient mediated exchange paradigm, solving many of the gaps in today's healthcare delivery system. Nancy is also an active member of the CARIN Consumer ID Authentication Workgroup, supporting best practices and leading-edge identity and authentication. She is a member the Kantara Initiative's User Managed Access workgroups and Kantara's consent standardization work groups. Each of these activities support the underlying tenants to achieve truly seamless interoperability. At Patient Centric Solutions, we apply these technologies to patient engagement, wellness philosophies and solutions to make it easier for clinicians to provide better care.
Nancy's extensive operations and management experience help her apply pragmatic solutions to the many challenges we face in HealthCare today. Nancy is passionate about improving health and wellness while reducing the cost of healthcare through patient engagement, wellness initiatives, and reducing provider burden so that they can focus on patient needs.
Jan Oldenburg, Vice President and Founder
Jan is a nationally recognized thought leader on personal health engagement. She is focused on transforming healthcare and the physician-patient relationship through digital tools.
Jan has focused on digital transformation in healthcare for 20 years. Her experience includes advisory firms including EY and several boutique firms including Participatory Health Consulting. It also includes roles as the Vice President of Patient and Physician Engagement in Aetna’s ACO organization and senior leadership in Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Services Group.
Jan is currently on the boards of the Society for Participatory Healthcare and Service Dogs of Virginia. She recently stepped down from co-chairing the HIMSS Connected Health committee and was active on the board of the Northern California HIMSS Chapter, including roles as President, Vice President, and Secretary.
She is the principal editor of both Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Transforming Healthcare published 2016 and Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement, published in 2013. Ms Oldenburg also authored chapters in the Third Edition of Medical Informatics and The Journey Never Ends. Jan tweets @janoldenburg.
Specialties: Key areas of expertise include: consumer and patient engagement, ACOs, health insurance, healthcare, marketing and product strategy, portal development and implementation, patient portals, usability.
Nora Lee, MD, Medical Advisor
Dr. Nora Lee is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Nora is a neurologist with over 30 years of clinical experience in academic medicine. She is especially interested in outcomes research in cerebrovascular diseases. In 1998, she initiated a stroke database at Hartford Hospital that has over 11,000 entries and resulted in more than 70 publications in the past 10 years.
Nora is also interested in facilitating healthcare efficiency by improving the transfer of pertinent medical information between providers, between patients and providers, and from patients to other interested parties. She has also witnessed poorer functional outcomes in patients who are not personally involved in their own healthcare. In order to improve patient engagement and improve communication among providers, she believes that a patient-centered, patient-maintained health record may be the right path. All of these components have led Nora to be passionate about helping to develop the seamless exchange of medical information between providers and patients.
In addition to her work at the University of Connecticut, Nora founded Sunrock Healthcare Solutions with the mission to help individuals understand how to manage and improve the preventable risks of dementia and stroke. She is also a medical consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance and Lincoln Financial Group and the Director of the Stroke Research Council at Hartford Hospital. In addition, she has acted as the Director of the Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut neurovascular fellowship and Co-Medical director of the stroke center at Hartford Hospital.
Nora is the author or co-author on numerous papers and publications addressing cerebrovascular diseases.