Devore Culver is Chief Executive Officer for Maine’s HealthInfoNet, a public-private partnership of providers, employers, consumers, payers and state government tasked with building the state’s health information exchange (HIE). In providing overall leadership of one of the nation’s first statewide health information-sharing networks, Mr. Culver is responsible for strategic planning, business planning, system design, operations, government relations, vendor negotiations and fund raising. Prior to HealthInfoNet, Mr. Culver served as CIO for Eastern Maine Healthcare, a six-hospital IDN, where he had organization-wide responsibility for information system strategic planning, policy formulation, standards definition, contracting, budgeting and operations, and was responsible for 150 IT specialists and support staff. He directed patient registration, patient scheduling, medical records, quality improvement, risk management, patient relations, social service and infection control. During his 16-year tenure, he implemented new technology to enhance access to clinical data and medical records, and reduced medication errors and associated costs through the development of clinical decision-support, medication order and administration management systems. In 2004, Mr. Culver joined Eclipsys Corporation and then later Cerner Corporation in senior management positions responsible for the installation of advanced clinical information systems and the delivery of consulting services to healthcare clients in a multi-state region. Mr. Culver is one of Maine's most experienced health information technology leaders, serving on the State's Information Systems Advisory Board, the Governor's Task Force on Y2K readiness, and as co-chair of the Governor's Task Force on Telemedicine. He is currently serving on the State Alliance for e-Health Health Information Communication and Data Exchange Task Force and the CCHIT task force on health information exchange. Mr. Culver graduated from Brown University and holds a Masters in Management from Northwestern University.