Virginia Health Information's (VHI) Executive Director, Michael Lundberg, was appointed as the National Association of Health Data Organization's (NAHDO) Board of Directors Vice Chair. NAHDO, a national non-profit membership and educational association dedicated to improving healthcare data collection and use, welcomed five other members to their board of directors this January.
Lundberg has over three decades of experience in health information and was recruited by VHI during its inception in 1993 while he was a data director at a physician peer review organization. Through VHI, he uses his knowledge and experience to serve businesses, consumers, providers and policymakers. "Being actively involved with NAHDO ensures that Virginia's healthcare data policy aligns with national best practices," says Lundberg. VHI has chaired the NAHDO Data Quality Forum, leading national efforts in the Common Data Layout and has facilitated several NAHDO workshops and forums over the years.
Although recently announced as NAHDO's Board of Directors Vice Chair, Lundberg has been involved with the organization since 1996 serving other officer positions such as President, Treasurer and as an ad hoc member. He has contributed to the organization by securing contracts with public and private organizations and given insight about VHI's work including the hospital discharge data program, All-Payer Claims Database (APCD), Virginia's Health Information Exchange (HIE) and more. "NAHDO helps health data organizations meet their mission and reduces duplicative efforts among their national membership," says Lundberg, "I'm excited for the chance to work with healthcare data experts around the nation with a variety of experience and perspectives."