David C. Kibbe

David C. Kibbe, MD MBA is known as an innovator and independent thought leader in the field of health IT in the United States.  A co-developer of the ASTM Continuity of Care Record standard, CCR, and one of the developers of the Direct standard, he is an experienced clinician who practiced medicine in private and academic settings for more than 15 years before starting his first IT company.  Dr. Kibbe has taught informatics at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and founded three health care IT companies.

Dr. Kibbe is currently serving as founding President and CEO of DirectTrust, an independent non-profit trade association created by and for participants in the Direct community, with the common goal to establish and maintain a national Security and Trust Framework in support of Direct exchange.   DirectTrust is the recipient of a Cooperative Agreement grant from ONC/HHS as part of the Exemplar HIE Governance Entity Program, the purpose of which is to advance DirectTrust’s role as a private sector security and trust accreditation body for Direct exchange implementers, in partnership with the government.

From 2002 until 2006, Dr. Kibbe was the founding Director of the Center for Health Information Technology for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). He remains affiliated with the AAFP as a Senior Advisor.

Dr. Kibbe received his BA from Harvard University, MD from Case-Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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