Mr. Matthews serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MedVirginia, central and eastern Virginia’s regional health information exchange. The MedVirginia HIE now connects to 15 acute care hospitals and has over 2M unique patient records in its clinical data repository. Over the last three and one-half years, Mr. Matthews has led MedVirginia’s participation in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). MedVirginia was the author and first signatory to the NwHIN foundational trust agreement, the Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement (DURSA). MedVirginia was the first HIE in production on NwHIN Exchange in partnership with the Social Security Administration.
In 2010, MedVirginia became the first HIE to successfully achieve interoperability with the Veterans Administration’s and Department of Defense’s electronic health record systems. Mr. Matthews is the Chair of the NwHIN Exchange Coordinating Committee, overseeing the policy and governance framework for NwHIN Exchange. During 2008 and 2009, Mr. Matthews served as Senior Advisor to the Governor’s Office of Health Information Technology. In January 2010 Mr. Matthews was chosen to receive the prestigious eHealth Advocate of the Year award from the eHealth Initiative in Washington, DC. In October 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia awarded the contract to Community Health Alliance to build and operate the state-level health information exchange. He has also served as principal investigator for a number of significant research initiatives, including the landmark Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration (MCCD). Building on MCCD and related experiences, inHEALTH launched its first accountable care initiative (ACO) in October 2011. Mr. Matthews received his BS in Mathematics and MS in Public Health (Biostatistics) from the University of North Carolina.