Renee Smith, MBA
Global Director of IT Enterprise Planning & Portfolio Management
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Ms. Smith uses her passion for quality and accessible healthcare, her extensive IT experience and her
Process Improvement Expertise as a triple threat in achieving the triple aim of healthcare reform.
Her professional and volunteer efforts are focused on enabling foundational capabilities in
interoperability and removing blockers in the areas of policy, process & technology for providers,
payers, patients & proxies.
Ms. Smith has led the development of clinical interoperability capabilities that are being leveraged on a
national scale with partners including Epic, Surescripts, Cerner, Orion & Greenway. She has direct
experience enabling value based care arrangements and consumer facing digital health solutions.
Ms Smith sits on the Board of Directors for DirectTrust, a collaborative non-profit association which
supports secure, interoperable health information exchange. Within DirectTrust she also serves as Co-
Chair of the DirectTrust Patient & Consumer Participation Workgroup and a member of the Trust
Anchor Approval and Policy Committees.
In other volunteer efforts Ms. Smith also serves on the Coordinating Committee for the Sequoia Project
which manages the eHealth Exchange, the Advisory Council for Carequality – which connects disparate
networks for widespread interoperability and the HIMSS ID Management Taskforce – focused on policy
& technical changes related to identity.