Velatura Services Selected for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative

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August 8, 2022

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Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager
517.745.8835 | emily.mata@velatura.org

Velatura Services Selected for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative

Participation in the initiative will enhance Velatura’s efforts to provide essential data management infrastructure, advance data exchange, improve well-being, and reduce disparities

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  – Velatura Services (Velatura) today announced that it has been selected as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative, a $40 million, three-year commitment supporting organizations that are developing solutions to advance health equity.

Through the initiative, AWS offers computing credits and customized technical expertise to selected organizations around the world that want to use AWS services to improve health outcomes and health equity in any of the following areas: 1) increasing access to health services for underserved communities; 2) addressing social determinants of health; and 3) leveraging data to promote more equitable and inclusive systems of care. AWS credits and technical expertise will further support Velatura’s mission to help both public and private sector organizations streamline and scale the secure exchange of clinical, administrative, and person-level data across organizational boundaries and local communities… Learn more>

 

Velatura HIE Corporation names Tara Broxton Cramer as Senior Vice President for Regional Growth and Data Innovations

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Emily Mata | Communications Manager
517.745.8835 |emily.mata@velatura.org

Velatura HIE Corporation names Tara Broxton Cramer as Senior Vice President for Regional Growth and Data Innovations

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Tara Broxton Cramer has joined the Velatura HIE Corporation (Velatura) as Senior Vice President for Regional Growth and Data Innovations, where she will orchestrate Velatura’s business development, community engagement and strategy for growth throughout the United States.

In this role, Cramer is responsible for ensuring Velatura meets the needs of clients by engaging with a variety of stakeholders, such as providers, medical centers, government officials, and potential business partners, as well as cultivating the health delivery arm of major academic medical centers across the nation and supporting the operationalization of clinical research activities. She will also look to expand existing partnerships and spearhead efforts to gain new clients… Learn more>

Velatura HIE Corporation announces newest affiliation adding Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange

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Emily Mata | Communications Manager
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Velatura HIE Corporation announces newest affiliation adding Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange

New consolidated HIE organization is one of the largest of its kind in the United States

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Velatura HIE Corporation (Velatura), today announced that Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE) have signed an agreement to affiliate and integrate into Velatura effective January 1, 2022.

Velatura is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Velatura Public Benefit Corporation that offers affiliation and integration opportunities to health information exchanges (HIEs) and other health care providers and stakeholders across the country. It is one of the largest of its type in the country, connecting more than 500+ healthcare organizations. GRAChIE serves healthcare providers in Georgia, bringing health information from one healthcare professional to another seamlessly connecting health information.

“We are thrilled to integrate GRAChIE into Velatura HIE Corporation,” said Angie Bass, Executive Vice President of Velatura HIE Corporation. “Velatura serves as a health data utility and data exchange for public and private health care stakeholders. Adding GRAChIE to our HIE network will enhance our ability to provide meaningful services and transformative advancements to improve public health and increase interoperability across the nation. GRAChIE shares the same zeal for and commitment to health data interoperability and we are excited to see the growth and transformations that we will do together.” … Learn more>

Dr. Khan J. Nedd Joins Velatura Board of Directors

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Emily Mata| Communications Manager
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Dr. Khan J. Nedd Joins Velatura Board of Directors

Bringing a wealth of knowledge in healthcare diversity and innovation to improve health information technology nationally

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dr. Khan J. Nedd has joined the Velatura Public Benefit Corporation’s (Velatura) Board of Directors. Dr. Nedd is an internal medicine physician, community leader, entrepreneur, and researcher. He currently serves as the CEO of Answer Health (AH) and the founder and CMO of Infusion Associates. Dr. Nedd received his M.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and brings decades of experience leading innovative and diverse healthcare teams across the state of Michigan.

Dr. Nedd is renowned for his work addressing healthcare disparities and diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. A founder of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI), he continues to advise the Michigan organization that works to address healthcare disparities utilizing a three-pronged approach of education, research and advocacy.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Nedd join the board of directors,” said Tim Pletcher, DHA, President and CEO of Velatura. “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience improving health care equity and I have no doubt that his appointment to the Velatura Board of Directors will be a perfect alignment to continue innovation and improving healthcare outcomes.” … Learn more>