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Health tech chief named – Currently runs arm of Aetna

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The Markle Foundation has hired a nationally recognized expert as managing director of its Information Technology for Better Health Program.

Markle recently unveiled a $100 million commitment to use information technologies to improve people’s lives. Dr. Carol Diamond will direct the initiative’s health program.

Diamond is currently the president of U.S. Quality Algorithms, Inc., the information arm of Aetna U.S. Healthcare. She has developed both measurement tools and risk-adjustment methods for health systems, and has overseen the development of programs for clinical performance measurement and physician profiling.

“I look forward to joining Markle at a critical time when technology is transforming health care in America. At Markle, I will focus on ways that consumers can benefit from that transformation.”

Diamond has also served as a consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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