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Our Mission

To be a trusted facilitator of the health information and technology transformation required to achieve a person-centered health data economy. 

MHDC is dedicated to active and effective collaboration among the healthcare community in their use of data, analysis, and information technology to achieve sustainable improvements in equity, engagement, quality, cost, and effectiveness. Our services address the myriad innovations in data science and analytics, data standardization and exchange, and the governance of a health data economy that puts the individual at its center.


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Our History

Since its incorporation in 1978, MHDC has focused its services on data quality, data standardization, interoperability and data exchange, analytics, and modernizing technology and IT processes among members of the New England health community. We convene interested parties for education, discussion of emerging topics in healthcare, collaborative specification of standardized technology projects, and focused implementations of infrastructure. These efforts enable health organizations to meet the needs of every individual, reduce the excessive burdens the industry imposes on all who interact with it, and improve health value.

Our Vision

A patient-centered health data economy that engages individuals to manage their health as they see fit.

The Dolores L. Mitchell Investing in Information Award

Since 1996, MHDC's Investing in Information Awards have honored organizations and individuals who have invested capital, knowledge and leadership to use information to innovate health care delivery, technology, financing and policy.

Previously known as the "INVESTING IN INFORMATION AWARD," this award was renamed in 2013 for long time Consortium Supporter and Board Member, Dolores L. Mitchell, former Executive Director of the Group Insurance Commission for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Recent Recipients | 2021: Lee Green, Chief Architect, Enterprise Technology, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA; Alexandra Mugge, Director and Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer, CMS

Board of Directors

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Denny Brennan

Executive Director & CEO


Leon Barzin

Massachusetts Medical Society

John Budaj

John Budaj

Fallon Health


Peter Coakley



David Colarusso

Steward Health

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Diana Erani

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

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John Glaser

Harvard Medical School

Howard Goldberg

Howard Goldberg

Baystate Health

John Kelly

John Kelly

Management Consultant


Craig Monsen

Atrius Health

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Paul Pecoraro

Boston Children's Hospital


Anu Puri

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

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David Querusio


John Stone

John Stone

Mass General Brigham

Szabo David

David Szabo

Locke Lord


Manu Tandon

Beth Israel Lahey Health


William Young

Berkshire Health Systems

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Denny Brennan

Executive Director & CEO

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David Delano

Senior Director of Services

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Janice Karin

Director of Policy, Technology, & Innovation

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Katie Klossner

Director of Membership & Marketing

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Kathleen Tournas

Director of Finance and Administration