Michael L Hodgkins, MD, MPH
Health Care Consultant
Home Base Associates, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Michael Hodgkins is a physician executive with more than 30 years of experience in health services, clinical connectivity and e-business solutions with a strong clinical, managed care, information technology and healthcare regulatory background. His career has focused on strategic planning, business development and the design of solutions that integrate technology with clinical and business operations to promote cost-effective, high quality, services.
Currently, Dr. Hodgkins is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sequoia Project, a non-profit, public-private collaborative chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The Sequoia Project is also the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). He also co-chaired the Interoperability Matters Leadership Council. The council facilitates the work of the Interoperability Matters public-private cooperative and has established and overseen workgroups focusing on key challenges to interoperability including information blocking, data usability and emergency preparedness.
Dr. Hodgkins served as the American Medical Associations (AMA) VP and Chief Medical Information Officer where he provided leadership and technology expertise to develop AMA’s digital health strategy, create new business opportunities and inform AMA policy, legislative and regulatory advocacy with respect to all aspects of health IT. While at AMA, he was a co-founder of the Integrated Healthcare Model Initiative (IHMI) for improving data relevance, portability and liquidity in healthcare. IHMI activities included formulating solutions around the clinical, ethical, technical, economic, legal and regulatory challenges in healthcare data exchange. He was also President and Chairman of Xcertia Inc., a partnership between the AMA, AHA and HIMSS to develop industry standards and best practices for digital health apps and other solutions.
Previously, Dr. Hodgkins was SVP and Chief Medical Officer of NaviNet, Inc., (formerly NaviMedix) a healthcare communications network for data sharing serving the health plan and physician markets. Before that, he was a Founder, EVP and Chief Medical Officer of Kinetra, a leading internet connectivity and e-services company formed through a partnership between Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Eli Lily. He was also VP and Medical Director of the Pharmaceutical Division of the EDS Healthcare Industries Group and was a founder and VP of Interpractice Systems, a clinical information system company formed as a partnership between Harvard Community Health Plan and EDS.
Dr. Hodgkins holds an AB Biology with Distinction from Stanford University, MPH from UCLA, and MD with Honors from UCSD School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine from UCSF where he also served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. Michael is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and was named one of the 26 Smartest People in Health IT by Becker’s Hospital CIO. He is a published author in peer-reviewed and healthcare trade journals and has been an invited speaker at national healthcare conferences. Dr. Hodgkins is one of several patent holders for a “Trust based access to records via encrypted protocol communications with authentication system,” United States Patent: 11328088 (uspto.gov).