The Maine Health Information Center Hires James Harrison as New President/CEO

[Please Note — The Maine Health Information Center changed its name to Onpoint Health Data on October 1, 2009.]

Manchester, Maine — The Maine Health Information Center (MHIC) of Manchester, Maine, has named James Harrison of Cape Elizabeth as its new president/CEO.

Harrison succeeds former MHIC president Suanne Singer, who is retiring after 29 years of service with the organization. Singer will continue to serve the MHIC in a senior consulting role, assisting with several key initiatives.

Harrison joins the MHIC with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management, having served most recently as CEO for PrimeCare Physician Associates, a large multi specialty group located in southern Maine. A native of Yarmouth, Maine, Harrison earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in healthcare administration from the University of New Hampshire.

The MHIC is an independent, nonprofit health data organization that specializes in building and analyzing complex healthcare databases for government agencies, healthcare purchasers and providers, and health policy researchers. It has developed a national reputation for providing high-quality, reliable data services to clients, and was a front-runner in the development of statewide, comprehensive claims databases. The MHIC developed the first-in-the-nation, all payor claims database through a public-private partnership with the Maine Health Data Organization, and has been selected by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont to undertake similar work in their states.

Recent growth in the demand for the MHIC’s services has been fueled by the increased attention being paid to escalating healthcare costs and by the need to improve the quality of care. Because measurement and reporting are the cornerstones of improvement efforts, the MHIC is strongly positioned for continued growth.

About Maine Health Information Center
Founded in 1976, the Maine Health Information Center (MHIC) is an independent, nonprofit, health data organization focused on providing healthcare data services to a wide range of clients in Maine and other states. The MHIC assists organizations in data management, analysis, and reporting. The MHIC is recognized for supporting and promoting the use of high-quality healthcare data as the basis for decisions in healthcare policy and management while assuring the privacy and security of patient-specific data.