Over the past 25 years Jay Nakashima has designed and implemented EHRs, optimized clinical workflow, and spearheaded data exchange. Jay has worked for health IT vendors, providers, payers, and now leads the eHealth Exchange, the nation’s oldest and largest health information network. Convening industry and government, the eHealth Exchange is dedicated to addressing the challenges of secure, health information exchange to improve patient care.
Jay began his career with IBM Asia Pacific headquarters in Tokyo, specializing in technology research and development, but focused the subsequent 25 years on health information technology. After IBM, Jay earned an MBA, served as the CIO of Colorado's largest health plan, Vice President of Product Management for a major EHR vendor, and joined DaVita to align business needs with advanced technology solutions.
At DaVita, beyond the technology side of interoperability, Jay faced on the healthcare landscape, healthcare regulations, health technology standards, and interoperability best practices. In 2018, Jay joined eHealth Exchange as its Vice President and Executive Director. eHealth Exchange is now the nation's largest health information exchange.