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Arlington, Va. – September 12, 2023 – Surescripts®, the nation’s leading health information network, has named Lynne Nowak, M.D., as its first Chief Data and Analytics Officer. In this role, Nowak’s team will work across the Surescripts Network Alliance to optimize the value of the data delivered across the network.
“After more than 20 years operating a nationwide health information network, we remain committed to being the standard bearer when it comes to connecting clinicians with the patient intelligence they need, whenever and wherever they need it,” said Frank Harvey, Chief Executive Officer for Surescripts. “Lynne’s experience and vision aligns with Surescripts’ purpose, and we welcome her leadership as we continue advancing interoperability and technology that helps clinicians to provide better, safer and less costly care in America.”
In 2022, Surescripts safely and securely exchanged more than 21.7 billion health information transactions, serving as the industry’s best example of healthcare interoperability. Surescripts connects more than 2 million healthcare professionals and organizations with trusted healthcare intelligence for over 99% of American patients.
“Healthcare will never stop evolving and I’m excited to join Surescripts, bringing my experience as a clinician but also a data and analytics expert, to continue leading innovations in health information technology and advancing interoperability,” said Lynne Nowak, Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Surescripts. “I share Surescripts’ vision of a healthcare system that is truly patient-centered and look forward to advancing Surescripts’ purpose by optimizing how information is shared and creating efficiencies that help clinicians deliver meaningful, accessible and more affordable care to their patients.”
Lynne Nowak, brings nearly 30 years of healthcare experience, including over 10 years leading data science, data product and business analytics teams. She spent 15 years practicing as a board certified internal medical physician which included founding an inpatient hospitalist practice and serving as medical director of a hospice.
Most recently, she served as Chief Medical Officer at Lark Health where she led Business Insights, Analytics Engineering, Clinical Studies and Research, and Clinical Strategy. She also worked very closely with Lark’s sales and strategy teams responsible for business development and fostering new strategic partnerships and business opportunities.
Prior to Lark Health, Lynne served as Vice President/General Manager of Clinical Data and Provider Solutions at Cigna/Evernorth/Express Scripts. In her time at Express Scripts, Lynne worked very closely with the Surescripts team to implement solutions such as ePA, Real Time Prescriptions Benefits, and Record Location and Exchange. Lynne was also responsible for compliance with and implementation of all health information interoperability and price transparency regulations for the Cigna enterprise.