Additional Honors, Special Initiatives, and Achievements

  • A member of the US President’s Chernobyl Commission, where I traveled worldwide and negotiated with
    governments to fulfill the US President’s goals of minimizing world radiation damages to people, farm animals,
    and farm crops;

  • A member of the US Health and Human Services Secretary’s Medicare Commission, where I fostered, refined,
    and supported plans to reform Medicare;

  • A member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) President’s Healthcare-IT Commission, where I fostered, refined,
    and supported plans to both articulate and reform the proper regulation of Healthcare-IT and to minimize
    cyber-security breaches and their associated harm to systems and to people;

  • A member of the US FDA Commissioner’s FDA-Reorganization Committee, where I fostered, refined, and
    supported plans to reform the FDA’s regulatory standards, methods, and processes, many parts of which I
    implemented when I later became a coach to and then 2nd-in-command and COO of the FDA;

  • A founder, member, contributor, and/or builder of The Massachusetts Healthcare-IT Data Consortium, a large
    consortium of member hospitals, where I fostered and supported the consortium’s reform plans and growth
    plans;

  • A founder, member, contributor, and/or builder of The eHealth Initiative, an initiative to bring healthcare-IT to
    healthcare, where I fostered and supported the Initiative’s reform plans and growth plans;

  • A founder, member, contributor, and/or builder of The International Council for Global Health Progress (Paris),
    where I fostered and supported the Council’s reform plans and growth plans, including its FDA Reform and
    Healthcare-IT Reform initiatives;

  • A founder, member, contributor, and/or builder of The International Conference on [Regulatory]
    Harmonization, where I fostered and supported the International Conference’s reform plans and growth
    plans for harmonizing the standards, methods, and processes for regulating healthcare and healthcare-IT in
    the US and worldwide;

  • A First Chairman of The Massachusetts government agency for regulating clinical laboratories, where I
    oversaw the mechanization/computerization of clinical laboratories and I helped to solve associated IT design
    and installation problems and operation and maintenance difficulties;

  • A recipient of The Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Leaders Award, given to successful executives who, such as I,
    have also given back in major ways to their communities (including such luminaries as President John F.
    Kennedy);

  • A recipient of board seats on several IT and healthcare-IT pro-bono research and advocacy organizations;

  • A recipient of highest honors, including ranked 3rd in class honors, and election to Phi Kappa Phi National
    Academic Fraternity;

  • A recipient of 2nd Pl First-Year Moot Court Champion honors; and

  • A recipient of Athletic Hall of Fame honors.
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