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Executive Director, Health Data Consortium

Chris Boone is Executive Director of Health Data Consortium. He is a recognized expert in health systems, health informatics, health IT policy, and the use of electronic clinical data to generate clinical and scientific evidence for public policy, quality improvement, and patient-centered outcomes research efforts. Chris merges his knowledge of electronic clinical systems in provider settings with his knowledge of health IT policy to construct systems that generate relevant real world evidence.

Prior to Health Data Consortium, Chris was a Vice President in Avalere Health’s Evidence Translation and Implementation practice, where he focused on developing evidence generation strategies for professional medical societies, consumer advocacy groups, and life sciences companies. Chris previously served as the Director of Outpatient Quality and Health IT for the American Heart Association, where he was responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of outpatient quality and health IT initiatives, and the construction and oversight of the clinical data registry program The Guideline Advantage™. Chris has also held professional positions at Cook Children’s Health Care System, Deloitte Consulting and Texas Health Resources.

Chris is a member of the advisory board of the American College of Clinical Oncology’s CancerLinQ™; the board of directors for the National Patient Advocate Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation; and the Translation and Communication Committee for Academy Health. Chris is a former member of the Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee under the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 that advises the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, and a doctorate in Public Affairs and Health Policy from the University of Texas at Dallas. Chris is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a certified professional of healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS), and a project management professional (PMP).