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Brian Lane, MSHSM, FACHE, FHIMSS, FACHDM, CPHIMS, CSCS, LC21, is president and CEO of The Center for Health Affairs and its subsidiaries CHAMPS Group Purchasing and The Essentials Group.

Lane leads with an entrepreneurial energy and a deep commitment to innovation. Since joining the organization in 2019, he has spearheaded the development of a new mission, vision and strategic plan focused on fortifying existing relationships, forging new partnerships, and leveraging the organization’s strengths to create opportunities for growth. The organization has achieved 14 (local/national) workforce awards since 2019 including Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work 2021 and 2023.

Lane brings with him more than 20 years of experience, specializing in administration, senior management, executing product rollout campaigns, business development and sales. He has held strategic executive positions for leading technology companies, Fortune 500 companies, Big 5 consulting practices, clinical practices, medical communication firms and associations.

Having received his Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Lane is known for being a dynamic results-oriented senior operating executive and tactical business strategist with deep roots in the healthcare and technology fields. He is a thought leader skilled at executing complex strategies, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and integrating business, technology and organizational dynamics in innovative decision making. His core strengths are his ability to recognize the needs of an organization and its customers, assemble and lead a strong team, and manage shifting priorities and market opportunities to best serve clients and generate revenue.

At the Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS, Lane ensures the organization remains at the forefront of an ever-changing healthcare environment, anticipating member and client needs, and responding with speed and agility. He leads a dedicated team of professionals in developing and delivering innovative programs and services to support members and clients as they work to meet their missions and serve their communities.

Lane is an alumni member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2021 and LC2 Class 2022. He serves on the HealthComp Foundation Board, The Center for Health Affairs Board, the HealthComp Board, the Community Health Affairs Board, the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board for Region 5, Cleveland Leadership Center's Board, and the Ohio Hospital Association Board. He also serves on the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) – Cultivation Committee, he is a member of the Northern Ohio Coalition for Homeless Development Committee and a CLE Union Club member. Lane is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Fellow of Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Fellow of the American College of Data Management (ACDM). He is also an affiliate faculty member at Baldwin Wallace University.

Brian is married to his wife Kim Lane, and they have one daughter Brianna Lane – who is attending The Ohio State University.

He is committed to the CLE community, and he is here to serve!

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