Verizon’s Dr. Peter Tippett Receives U.S. Chamber’s First Leadership in Health Care Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its first Leadership in Health Care Award to Dr. Peter Tippett, chief medical officer for Verizon and vice president of the Verizon Incubator, at the Chamber’s first annual Health Care Summit. The event brought together experts in the health care industry to discuss how the private sector is transforming our nation’s health care system through innovation, improved transparency and technological advancements.

The Chamber’s Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten presented Tippett with the award.  “We are honored to present Dr. Tippett with the Chamber’s first-ever health care leadership award for his work to improve transparency and reward innovation through the modernization of the exchange of health information technology,” said Josten.  “His ground-breaking  innovations  are helping to drive down costs and promote quality of care for both employers and consumers . His leadership will continue to enable health care organizations to transform the delivery of patient care, improve access to medical services, and better manage costs to further advance comprehensive reform of the U.S. health care system.”

Peter Tippett, M.D., Ph.D, is responsible for Verizon’s health IT practice, , including the company’s health IT strategy and the development of an extensive portfolio of solutions that are enabling the rapidly evolving health care information technology (HIT) ecosystem.

Tippett served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2005 guiding  U.S. efforts in health care IT and information security.  InfoWorld recognized him as one of the 25 most influential chief technology officers in  2002.  He also previously won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Tippett has worked as an emergency room doctor and as a helicopter emergency physician and carries a California physician and surgeon license.  His Ph.D. work included the discovery and modeling of new regulatory mechanisms for glucose by the enzyme glucokinase.  He obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College and an M.D. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.  He is board certified in internal medicine.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.