Dixie Baker, Ph.D., joins Martin, Blanck & Associates

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Martin, Blanck & Associates, a health services consulting practice announces the addition of Dixie Baker, as a Senior Partner.

Prior to joining Martin, Blanck & Associates, Dr. Baker, worked as a researcher and engineer in high-assurance architecture and information protection for over 30 years. Since 1995, she has applied her expertise primarily to health and life sciences. Since May 2009, she has served as a member of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to advise the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Dr. Baker chairs the HITSC’s Privacy and Security Workgroup and the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Power Team. She also serves on the HIT Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security Tiger Team, which advises the ONC regarding national policy to protect the security of electronic health information, and the privacy of healthcare consumers.

“We are absolutely delighted that Dixie is joining our team. As the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs continue to work ever more jointly together in the technology arena, it’s absolutely critical that we have someone with her deep IT knowledge,” stated Ron Blanck, Chairman of Martin, Blanck & Associates and former Army Surgeon General.

“Dixie brings an incredible amount of experience in the rapidly changing privacy and security fields. Our clients are extremely excited that someone with her depth and proficiency is now part of Martin, Blanck," cited Charlie Abel, Vice Chairman of Martin, Blanck & Associates and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness.

Dr. Baker holds a Ph.D. in Special Education and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, as well as an M.S. from Florida State University and a B.S. degree from Ohio State University.

Martin, Blanck & Associates
Seileen Mullen, 703-575-6023

Source: Martin, Blanck & Associates