HIMSS Board of Directors Announces Two New Members

HIMSS is proud to announce two new members of the Board of Directors: Barry Levine, M&A Counsel, former acting CFO of HIMSS, who will also serve as the Chair of Finance Committee, and Benedict Tan, Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer and CDO for Singapore Health Services.

“I am so pleased with the addition of our new Board members who bring outstanding backgrounds and further contribute to an already diverse Board that reflects the multiple disciplines of HIMSS membership and partners across our international non-profit society,” said Hal Wolf, HIMSS President & CEO.

The HIMSS Board of Directors is dedicated to helping the organization achieve its mission to reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.

Barry Levine brings more than 35 years of experience to HIMSS as a new board director and chair of the Finance Committee. He is known for successfully leading the revitalization of both public and private companies in a variety of C-suite, consulting, legal and corporate development positions.

Levine is principal and founder of BJL Advisors, a business advisory firm. The firm advises clients on financial, operational and organizational improvement; strategic planning and execution; mergers and acquisitions; and equity and debt financing. Most recently, Levine served as the interim chief financial officer of HIMSS, stewarding the organization successfully through a time of transformation and a new landmark partnership with Informa Markets for the annual HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition. Other healthcare clients have included PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc., now part of UnitedHealthcare, Inc., and American Medical Response, Inc., a leading provider of pre-hospital emergency medical services and medical transportation services in the United States.

Levine was CEO of a privately held company that provided enterprise-level software applications for various insurance industries, including healthcare. Levine started his career with a leading Wall Street-based law firm focused on mergers and acquisitions; equity and debt financings; and corporate restructurings.

Levine earned a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Lehigh University and a law degree from The George Washington University Law School. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his family.

Benedict Tan is the group chief digital strategy officer (GCDSO) and chief data officer for Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) cluster. SingHealth is Singapore’s largest healthcare cluster offering a complete range of multi-disciplinary and integrated medical care through a network of four hospitals, five national specialty centers and 10 polyclinics. As an academic medical center, SingHealth pursues innovations to transform patient care delivery and galvanizes the best clinical and research capabilities to discover new and better care for patients.

As GCDSO for SingHealth, Tan drives SingHealth’s digital strategy and roadmap to enrich the digital experience of patients and staff. His portfolio includes critical functions such as IT delivery and support, cybersecurity, analytics, data management and data governance. He also promotes the effective use of data in a secure manner, to support digitalization efforts as SingHealth’s chief data officer.

Tan has more than 30 years of experience in the specialized healthcare-IT industry, spanning both private and public institutions including Ministry of Health, National Computer Board, SAP and SingHealth, and many distinct roles and responsibilities such as project manager, business development, product manager and implementation consultant. He has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several large-scale IT and process reengineering projects such as the Civil Service Medical Claims Reengineering initiative, SGH Bed Management and SingHealth Electronic Medical Records. Tan has also led IT-enablement projects for many SingHealth facilities such as academia, National Heart Center Singapore and polyclinics.

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