Jim Hansen serves as Vice President and Executive Director of the Dossia Consortium, a not-for-profit association that brings together major employers to advance the use of a secure, patient-centric health platform to deliver actionable applications for both consumer/patients and health care providers to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care.
Prior to joining the Dossia Consortium, Jim Hansen was President and CEO of CareEntrust, an award-winning not-for-profit employer-sponsored health information exchange (HIE) delivering a secure regional health record service for use by both consumer/patients and health care providers. Operational in May 2007, the service combines clinical, claims and patient self-entered/up-loaded data into a single personally-controlled record. CareEntrust’s 20+ employer sponsors included four hospital systems, the State of Kansas, Federal Reserve Bank, and large Kansas City area headquartered businesses such as Sprint, American Century Investments, H&R Block and Lockton Benefits.
Mr. Hansen possesses 25+ years of information technology, strategic planning, product development, marketing and finance experience including 15 years within the health care industry. Prior to CareEntrust, he has previously held numerous health care leadership positions at IDC Health Industry Insights (a world-wide industry analyst firm), First Consulting Group (now part of CSC) and United Healthcare/Ingenix. During the six years at First Consulting Group, Mr. Hansen led eHealth strategy consulting and health information system development, selection and implementation initiatives at hospitals and health plans across the country, as well as targeted research and analysis for health care industry-focused venture capital and start-up organizations.
He has recently been actively involved in a number of national, state and local level HIT/HIE related initiatives, as well as serving on committees within eHealth Initiative, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), Health Record Banking Alliance and the ASTM Health Care Standards Committee (E31). Mr. Hansen holds BS Business Administration (Information Management emphasis) and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado.