President & CEO
National Alliance for Healthcare Information Technology
Chair, Commission on Systemic Interoperability
Department of Health & Human Services
Since assuming the executive leadership of the Alliance in 2002, Scott Wallace has become a fixture in Washington and other policy circles as a voice for the potential of information technology to solve problems related to cost, efficiency and effectiveness of medical care and health management. His legal and entrepreneurial background complements a knowledge of healthcare issues, positions and players as he guides the Alliance in its role of consensus-builder and as the authority on IT-related policy, clinical and technology issues. Recent leadership roles include chairing the congressionally chartered Commission on Systemic Interoperability, a broadly based appointed body that issued 14 recommendations for accelerating the pace of health IT adoption and making the importance of this adoption resonant to consumers. He was named twice to Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” Mr. Wallace previously was principal owner of Great Lakes Capital, a financial, commercial and business-development consulting firm with a major focus on technology. Prior to starting Great Lakes Capital, he led several technology-based companies: He served as president and CEO of PowerClip Co., a wireless products company; president and CEO of Eichrom Industries, an advanced materials and specialty chemical company that earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s 1996 lists of the 500 fastest growing companies in America; and vice president and general counsel for GCE, a venture capital fund. Mr. Wallace earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, a master’s degree with honors in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University. He began his career practicing corporate and transactional law at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.