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Silas Buchanan

Co-Founder and CEO, Institute for eHealth Equity


Silas Buchanan is a passionate and experienced underserved-community outreach and engagement strategist. He is dedicated to building partnerships and crafting web-based ecosystems that solve for known, underserved-community outreach and engagement failure points. Buchanan has worked with various healthcare payer, provider, government, and academic stakeholders across the United States and has expertise in recruiting, activating, and connecting with trusted faith and community-based organizations.

Buchanan works closely with public and private stakeholders to identify actionable ehealth and mhealth engagement opportunities that also support sustainable broadband adoption and digital inclusion efforts for underserved populations.

He has testified before the HHS, HIT Policy Committee, Meaningful Use Workgroup. He was selected as a member of the White House Summit to Achieve eHealth Equity. Selected as Co-Chair of the Awareness Committee for Region V of The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. Inaugural member of the National eHealth Collaborative Consumer Committee and is a member of the Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.