Medical Homes, Accountable Care and E-Health
Thomas EvansPresident and CEO, Iowa Medical Home Systems Advisory Council
Tom Evans, M.D., is the President and CEO of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC). The Collaborative focuses provider-led initiatives to promote transparency, improve clinical performance, improve patient safety and reduce cost. Dr. Evans received both BA and MA degrees from Drake University, and his MD from the University of Iowa. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Broadlawns Medical Center. Dr. Evans practiced family medicine for 13 years, and served as Chief Medical Officer for the Iowa Health System from 1999 to 2005. He has served as President of both the Iowa Medical Society and the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. He has also served on the board for the National Patient Safety Foundation, and on the delegations for both the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Evans currently serves as a faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Des Moines University, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
Martin HickeyPresident/CEO, Alegent Health System
Martin Hickey is the first President/CEO of Alegent Health Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska, where he built a large multi-specialty group practice for the nine-hospital Alegent Health System in Nebraska and Iowa. Because of impending major ACO competition in Omaha and to access his insurance and ACO experience Dr. Hickey has been named Chief Accountable Care Officer for Alegent Health. Prior to Alegent, Martin served as Senior Vice President of Health Care Affairs at Excellus Blue Cross. 1997-2002, he served as President and CEO of Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Hickey began his career on the Navajo Reservation in the Indian Health Service. He moved to the VA and then to the University of New Mexico. He set up pilot rural health programs, was an associate professor of Internal Medicine, developed an office of Managed Care Contracting, and served as Medical Director of the University Physician Associates. He is a graduate of the Rush Medical College in Chicago. He earned his MA in Administrative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, and completed a residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester.
Tom NewtonDirector, Iowa Department of Public Health
Tom Newton was appointed Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) by Governor Chet Culver in April 2007. In this role, Director Newton oversees the Department’s six divisions, which include: Acute Disease Prevention and Emergency Response; Administration and Professional Licensure; Behavioral Health; Environmental Health; Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention; and Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. Under his guidance, IDPH has been intimately involved with the health care reform process in Iowa, particularly as it relates to prevention/wellness, chronic care management, medical homes, health IT and health workforce. Director Newton is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) and holds a BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa.
Lee CarmenAssociate Vice President for Information Systems, UI Health Care
Lee Carmen is the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology at University of Iowa Health Care, providing strategic and operational support for information technology services at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Roy J. Carver College of Medicine. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the University Of Iowa College of Public Health. Mr. Carmen has been managing information technology in academic medical centers for over 15 years. Prior to that, he was involved in developing computer systems in cardiovascular research. He has degrees in Microbiology, Mathematics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.