Chief Strategic Officer, DrFirst Inc.

Thomas E. Sullivan, MD, is a Board Certified Specialist in Cardiology and Internal Medicine with over 35 years of clinical practice. From 2003 to 2004, he served as President of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS). He currently serves as a member of the MMS Committee on Publications (overseeing the New England Journal of Medicine and other publications), and the Committee on Information Technology.

Sullivan has served in past years in a number of hospital medical staff positions, and was an Associate Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Confidentiality and Security Steering Committee at Partners Healthcare System in Boston, and is Chair of Tobacco Free Massachusetts. Additionally, his expertise in the application of information technology to health care has helped to create an international standard (ASTM) for the exchange of medical record information called the Continuity of Care Record (CCR). He was the founding Chair of the AMA e-Medicine Advisory Committee, and has worked closely with the AMA’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. He is currently the Chair-elect of the AMA Council on Medical Service.

Sullivan has been the recipient of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium’s annual Investing in Information Award, and the Massachusetts Medical Law Report's Heroes in Quality Award in 2010. In 2004, he joined the senior management team at DrFirst, a Web-based e-prescribing company in Rockville, Maryland, as Chief Strategic Officer.

Sullivan contributed to the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.


Markle Affiliations

  • Health Collaborator
  • Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group