She also serves as the Chair of the Health Information Technology (IT) Initiative for the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that “drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue”, which was founded by former Senate Majority Leaders in 2007. The BPC Health IT Initiative, which identifies best practices and develops policy recommendations for leveraging health IT investments to support delivery system and payment reforms, is part of BPC’s Health Project, which is led by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN) and former Governors Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Ted Strickland (D-OH). In her role at BPC, she also serves as the lead for BPC’s Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT, also co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN), and comprised of nationally recognized experts and leaders across every sector of health care. The Task Force recently released a set of findings and recommendations for aligning health IT investments with new coordinated, accountable, patient-centered models of care that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.
Prior to her current roles, Marchibroda led stakeholder engagement activities for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as the Chief Health Care Officer for IBM where she was responsible for developing and executing a health care campaign, developing health care policy and strategy for the organization, conducting research and thought leadership activities, and serving as a spokesperson.
Marchibroda also served as the founding Chief Executive Officer for eHealth Initiative (eHI), an independent, non-profit multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care through information and information technology. While at eHI, she developed consensus among leaders across every sector of health care on principles, policies and strategies for leveraging health IT to drive improvements in health and health care and successfully advocated for significant federal leadership and financial support for the use of health IT to drive positive health system change, which culminated with passage of HITECH, which was signed into law in February 2009.
While at eHI, she also led the organization in driving change at the state and local levels, building a coalition of and resource center for state and community health leaders; helping more than 20 state leaders develop “roadmaps” for health IT; and leading a program which provided grant support to “connect” several communities across the U.S. to support better health and health care. During her tenure at eHI, she served as the founding Executive Director of Connecting for Health, a public-private sector initiative designed to catalyze actions on a national basis to drive electronic connectivity and create an interconnected, electronic health information infrastructure; under a grant from the Markle Foundation with additional support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Marchibroda also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a non-profit, independent organization devoted to evaluating and improving the quality of health care for Americans–where she was responsible for accreditation of health care organizations, education programs, a national database performance measures for quality of care for health plans, electronic “report cards” on health care quality to support consumers, strategic planning, finance, human resources, information technology, and administration.
Her experience also includes co-founding and serving as Chief Operating Officer for a for-profit organization focused on providing electronic information and publishing services for health plans, which was later acquired by the international media company Bertelsmann AG and serving as the interim Chief Operating Officer for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
Marchibroda is a nationally recognized expert on and advocate for using health IT to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care. She has worked extensively with leaders across two Administrations, leaders in both parties of Congress; and public sector leaders within nearly every state in the U.S., as well as private sector leaders across every sector of health care, many of whom have called upon her to provide neutral, expert advice and guidance for navigating the challenges related to and developing a path forward for improving health care through IT. She has testified to several committees of Congress and numerous panels within the Administration and has served on numerous steering groups, advisory panels and boards. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and received the Federal Computer Week Top 100 Award.
She holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA with a concentration in organization development from George Washington University.