The Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC3) Appoints Kristian Marquez as Executive Director

The Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC3) Appoints Kristian Marquez as Executive Director

WASHINGTON, DC - 04/03/2018 — The Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC3), a nonprofit group of stakeholders representing cloud computing, telecommunication, digital health and healthcare companies in the healthcare sector, announced today that Kristian Marquez, CFA, has been appointed as its Executive Director. Mr. Marquez’s career in healthcare IT spans two decades, including roles with Inovalon and MDAgree, where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer. He’s a noted industry and thought leader on healthcare quality, strategy, technology, product development and life cycle management.  

“HC3 facilitates much needed healthcare technology regulatory awareness and best practice initiatives across the industry’s private-sector, government and nonprofit stakeholders. It’s an honor to serve as the Executive Director of this progressive health care cloud advocacy organization,” said Mr. Marquez. “I look forward to working with HC3’s Board of Directors and staff in this role.” 

“We’re excited and feel fortunate to have Kristian on board given his extensive healthcare IT experience and contributions to our industry,” said Grant Elliott, Chairman of the HC3 Board and CEO of Ostendio. “Under Kristian’s leadership, the Coalition is well prepared to meet the increasing challenges we face in providing regulatory clarity and best practice insights to stakeholders at large,” Mr. Elliott continued. “The HC3 Board welcomes Kristian to this role and is confident that he has the experience and vision to lead the Coalition and continue our important mission.” 

“Our industry is at an inflection point given the proliferation of cloud-dependent technologies such as AI and blockchain,” said Mr. Marquez. “Now, more than ever, HC3 will continue to play a critical role in the adoption of cloud solutions within the healthcare sector, and I’m positive the Coalition is well positioned for its next phase of growth. Indeed, it will continue to thrive with the outstanding leadership of the board and dedicated staff.” 

About HC3

The Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC3) is the nation’s leading nonprofit advocating for an environment that provides regulatory clarity and a common set of tools and standards to assist facilitate the adoption of cloud-based solutions within the healthcare sector. The Coalition represents a broad array of stakeholders including cloud computing, telecommunication, digital health, and care delivery service providers. HC3 also provides its members with resources to help leverage their assets through networking, education and collaboration. For more information on HC3, please visit

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