Executives from Mayo, Partners join AMA's mHealth initiative

The mobile health initiative Xcertia named four healthcare and technology leaders to its board of directors.

The AMA, the American Heart Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and DHX Group, a digital health nonprofit, founded Xcertia in December 2016 as a nonprofit collaboration. Xcertia participants seek to partner with app developers, patient advocates and other stakeholders to promote safe and effective mHealth apps.

Here are the four board members.

1. Joseph Kvedar, MD, vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare

2. Morgan Reed, president of Washington, D.C.-based ACT | The App Association

3. Kaveh Safavi, MD, senior managing director of global health business at Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture

4. Steve Ommen, MD, associate dean and medical director of connected care at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic

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