Over the years, NAHDO has given awards that recognize an individual's contribution to data use or programming at a NAHDO member health data organization. In 2021, NAHDO established the name "Data Pioneer" for this award.
Dian Kahn receives the First APCD Pioneer Award
NAHDO is pleased to award Ray Campbell with the Data Pioneer Award for 2022. Ray has been the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) since 2016. CHIA is the state agency responsible for the all-payer claims database (APCD), inpatient discharge database, and other health data sets that are essential to the state’s efforts to improve quality, efficiency, and transparency. He is an attorney with extensive, multi-disciplinary experience working in senior positions with public-sector and non-profit organizations on issues at the intersection of law, technology and health data, public policy, and strategy. Prior to joining CHIA, Ray served as the Acting Executive Director of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission, the agency that provides life, health, disability and dental and vision services to the Commonwealth’s employees, retirees, and their dependents. Ray first became involved with NAHDO in his role from 2005-2012 as the Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), a multi-stakeholder non-profit comprised of virtually every organization in Massachusetts active in using health IT and health data to improve healthcare. While at MHDC he was involved in a wide range of public and private initiatives, both locally and nationally, relating to health IT, health information exchange, health data, administrative simplification, and payment reform. Ray also served for seven years on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts e-Health Collaborative, three of them as chair, and for seven years on the Board of Directors of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN) and MA-SHARE health information exchange.
- 2014 - Diane Kahn
- 2015 - Patrick Miller
- 2016 - Al Prysunka
- 2021 - Jay Want
- 2022 - Ray Campbell