Paul Wilder

Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance

Paul L Wilder, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance, is leading the organization as it enters a new chapter in its pursuit of empowering clinicians, practitioners and individuals with interoperability services via its robust, nationwide network. With more than two decades of experience in health IT, Paul has held various roles focusing on imaging, clinical informatics, and interoperability.

Prior to joining CommonWell, Paul was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for Philips Interoperability Solutions. He also spent close to 10 years with one of the largest regional HIE networks in the world, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)—serving as its Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Product Management and Program Director for NYeC’s Regional Extension Center. During his time with the NYeC, he helped nearly 10,000 primary care providers attest to Meaningful Use and solidified the state’s status as one of the national leaders in health IT adoption. Each role enabled him to work and hear directly from providers and end-users of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)—which gives him an important perspective as a leader in health IT adoption and execution.

Prior to joining the NYeC, Paul spent more than a decade in health care with a focus on information technologies at McKesson, Fujifilm Medical Systems and GE Healthcare. Paul is passionate about transforming our health care delivery system nationwide.

Paul received his Master of Business Administration from New York University with a concentration in Finance and Operations. Paul also holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania – one from the College of Arts and Sciences in Economics and the other from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Biomedical Science. He lives in the New York area with his wife, two daughters and their newest family member, their dog Penny.