Lockheed Martin Official to Serve on Board of Trustees of Certification Commission for Health Information Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C., 01/13/2011 --

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) has announced the appointment of Richard Campanelli as a new member of its board of trustees.

CCHIT is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose public mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. It has been certifying electronic health records (EHRs) since 2006, when it established the first comprehensive, practical definition of what capabilities were needed in these systems. This year CCHIT was authorized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a testing and certification body for EHR compliance with federally developed criteria standards.

"I am honored to be able to serve as a trustee for an organization doing so much to advance interoperable health IT," said Richard Campanelli, who supports Lockheed Martin's health-related customers. "As CCHIT is playing an essential role in accelerating the effective adoption of electronic health records, the organization is making significant contributions to improving healthcare and public health."

Campanelli serves as Lockheed Martin's Director of Government Relations for Health and Human Services, focusing on health and health IT solutions that provide enhanced quality and value in healthcare and public health. He has also served in senior healthcare leadership and policy positions, having served as Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 2007-2009, and previously as Director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, which was responsible for HIPAA privacy implementation, compliance and enforcement.

CCHIT's nine-member board of trustees has fiduciary responsibility for the nonprofit organization, and provides leadership in the areas of fiscal oversight and stewardship of assets, organizational strategy, evaluation of senior management, and resolution of any conflicts of interest involving the Commission's management and its board of commissioners. Trustees serve three-year staggered terms. Campanelli's term begins in January 2011.

A total of three individuals were named as new members of CCHIT's board of trustees. In this position, Campanelli joins a distinguished and diverse group of healthcare industry representatives interested in the improvement of healthcare and healthcare IT.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44 billion.

Richard Campanelli, Lockheed Martin Director of Government Relations for Health and Human Services
Richard Campanelli, Lockheed Martin Director of Government Relations for Health and Human Services