Dr. Fred Rachman has been with AllianceChicago since its inception in 1997, assuming the role of CEO in 2003. In his role as CEO, Dr. Rachman has overall responsibility for AllianceChicago programs, including strategic direction, assurance of appropriate resources and external relationships. He also serves as co-director of the Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC). He has more than 30 years of prior experience in C level management roles at community health centers and served as Field Representative for the Joint Commisssion on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for 10 years. Dr. Rachman is an attending physician in pediatrics at Lurie Children’s and Northwestern Memorial Hospitals and sees patients at Erie Family Health Center. Dr. Rachman is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine (MD) and Johns Hopkins University (BA) and completed post-graduate courses in Ethics, Economics and Healthcare Management at Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board-certified in Pediatrics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Health Information Management Systems Society, and the Illinois Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee, Community Health Applied Research Network and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council of the National Collaborative of HIT for the Undeserved.