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Luis Belen Assumes Leadership Role as NHIT Collaborative CEO


February 25, 2014

Luis Belen Assumes Leadership Role as NHIT Collaborative CEO

Washington, DC. Today Ruth Perot, Co-Founder of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), announced the appointment of Luis Belen, as Chief Executive Officer of the NHIT Collaborative. Belen previously served as NHIT Collaborative's Senior Consultant for education/outreach, planning and marketing. As CEO, he will implement the organization's strategic plan and forge relationships with "Safety Net RECs", HIT vendors and multicultural agencies. With a focus on racially and ethnically diverse communities, Belen will lead NHIT Collaborative's efforts to promote and support HIT adoption among providers and consumers.

Belen brings to this assignment 23 years of education and business experience, most prominently as CEO of Medic Success. He is acknowledged as a key national leader in the Latino community. Belen also currently serves as National Chair of the HIMSS Latino Community. His work has been acknowledged in "O", the magazine published by Oprah Winfrey, Univision News and the HIMSS Weekly Insider. His awards include recognition by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Palm Beach County as CEO of the Year. He has also been nominated as "trendsetter of the Year" by the Association of Hispanic Health Executives.

In announcing Belen's appointment, Perot stated: "Luis brings incredible vision, energy, and focus to NHIT. His extensive relationships with key stakeholders and organizations focused in underserved communities will make a major contribution to our efforts to ensure that all communities benefit from HIT advances. We have valued his work as a Senior Consultant and look forward to celebrating his accomplishments in this important leadership role."

"I am honored to continue the work that was envisioned by so many pioneers in 2008 to ensure that underserved communities received the full benefits of health information technology" said Luis Belen. "I look forward to working with partners from the public and private sectors in collaboration with representatives from multi-cultural communities."

"I want to congratulate Luis Belen for his new role as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved.  Luis made a significant contribution to the success of the Office of Minority Health/Quest Diagnostics Care360/NHIT Collaborative project in Houston, Texas.  The Quest Diagnostics Care360 team looks forward to continuing our relationship with him in this new capacity" said Rohit Nayak, Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development.

About the Company:  
The NHIT Collaborative was established in June 2008 as a public/private/community partnership with the purpose of supporting the full engagement of HIT in underserved populations, with an emphasis on communities of color.


Contact Info:
National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved

Luis Belen, Chief Executive Officer

1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006


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