This just in from the Patrick administration:
Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Auditor Suzanne Bump today selected Áron Boros to serve as the first Executive Director of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), furthering the Commonwealth’s efforts to lower health care costs and make quality, affordable care a reality for all Massachusetts residents. Currently the Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (HCFP), Boros has helped shape the development of the Commonwealth’s landmark cost containment law.
“Áron brings valuable experience and a proven commitment to this critical role,” said Governor Patrick. “This is another important step forward in the Commonwealth’s efforts to create a health care system that is as affordable as it is accessible.”
“The Center for Health Information and Analysis will play a vital role in continuing to increase transparency and understanding of the health care market,” said Attorney General Coakley. “We are pleased that Áron Boros will lead CHIA as we begin the next stage of health care reform in Massachusetts, with a strong focus containing costs.”
“Áron Boros is the right choice, given the leadership role he has played at the HCFP and his understanding that good data and analytics are the foundation upon which good public policy must be built,” said Auditor Bump. Continue reading