We’re pleased to announce that Esther Dyson of EDventure Holdings has agreed to serve on the Health 2.0 advisory board. Esther’s tech background is well known and second to none. Esther has been watching, leading and guiding innovation in the technology industry for more than two decades. In 1983, she purchased a small and relatively obscure industry newsletter called the Rosen Electronics Letter, renamed it Release 1.0 and made history with a series of bold forecasts on the impact of the pc and computer networks. Her predications included some of the first warnings that American dominance in R&D might be on the decline and that the American universities might fail to produce adequate numbers of students trained in the sciences. From 1998 to 2000 Esther served as the chairman of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. In 2003, in response to public criticism of ICANN, she played a key role in driving reforms at the organization. Companies where she has served on the board or as an early stage investor include include Flickr, Del.icio.us, Orbitz, Medscape and Medstory, as well as many, many others. We are delighted to welcome Esther and look forward to her contributions.
We also welcome David Kibbe MD MBA. A highly regarded figure in Washington and in healthcare information technology circles, Dr. Kibbe has served as director of the American Academy of Family Physicians’Center for Health Information Technology of the and played a leadership role at a number of companies. David is perhaps best known for his work in the fight to encourage physicians to adopt electronic medical records. He is currently involved with the ASTM CCR standard for health data and information exchange. When not busy with his other projects, David writes for the Health 2.0 Blog, where he has recently contributed posts on Health 2.0 and identity and Computable Data Exchange and Sparse Information Model.