LANES Appoints Interim Executive Director

L.A. County-based public health information exchange enables sharing of patient records between safety net providers for care coordination

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) announces appointment of Ali Modaressi as Interim Executive Director.  Modaressi has extensive experience in health information technology and quality improvement working with L.A. County hospitals, clinics, private practices, and health plans over the last 15 years.

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead LANES to further the organization’s mission to improve the overall quality of health care provided in L.A. County,” says Modaressi.  “In the era of pay per performance, LANES plays an important role in achieving better patient outcomes and more efficient health care delivery.”

Reporting to the LANES Board of Directors, Modaressi is responsible for developing a successful strategic approach for health information exchange services in L.A. County and leading its implementation.

“Ali Modaressi is a proven performer in the difficult work of creating meaningful health information exchange to improve quality of care and care coordination,” says Anish Mahajan, M.D., Board Chair of LANES.  “We are so fortunate to have Ali lead the LANES team in achieving value for the fragmented system of care delivery in the safety net.  By supporting Ali in this role, L.A. Care continues to demonstrate its strong commitment.”

Modaressi brings 25 years of experience in health information technology and health care interoperability.  He held several leadership positions including Director of Health Information Technology at L.A. Care, Director of Technical Services at Sage Healthcare Software, Technical Support Manager at WebMD, and Principal at Intelligent Concepts, a health care consulting company acquired by WebMD.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computers and a Master’s in Management Science and Operations Research from University of Warwick in England.

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Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) seeks to make personal health information available safely and securely, when and where it is needed for patient care and care coordination.  The mission of LANES is to improve health care delivery by providing a platform that enables cost-effective and secure electronic exchange of patient medical records among public and private health care providers and plans in L.A. County.  Visit www.lanesla.org.