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    Bruce Greenstein

    Bruce Greenstein, MS

    In July 2010, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Bruce Greenstein to serve as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, a role he assumed on September 13, 2010. Secretary Greenstein manages a budget of just over $8 billion for DHH, which provides oversight and services in the areas of behavioral health, public health, emergency preparedness, Medicaid, health care facility licensure, and health information technology, as well as services for citizens with developmental disabilities and the elderly and disabled populations. 

    Prior to his appointment, Greenstein led the development and execution of Microsoft’s industry strategy focusing on the worldwide health and human services market.  In this role, he worked with governments and health systems around the world, as well as other companies to address market opportunities and focus on growth in the health information technology sector.  

    Before Microsoft, Greenstein served as Vice President for Healthcare at CNSI, a Washington, DC-based systems integrator.  There, he focused on state health care systems, and claims payment and vital records systems.  He also was President of the Institute for Healthcare Solutions, where he led a group delivering thought leadership, consultation and simulation models for government officials and agencies.  

    His appointment as DHH Secretary is not Greenstein’s first venture in public service. Previously, he served as Associate Regional Administrator and as the Director of Waivers and Demonstrations in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, he oversaw the state Medicaid programs in the Northeast and led the federal government’s efforts working to reform Medicaid programs in several states including,   Massachusetts, Florida, Vermont and Iowa.  Prior to serving in the Executive Branch, Greenstein was a health care expert for the U.S. Congress at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  While working for Governor Lawton Chiles in Florida, he led the design and administration of health care programs and worked on health care reform as a health economist. 

    Mr. Greenstein holds degrees in economics and public policy. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Cindy, and two daughters, Kennedy and Kyla.  


    State Health Exchanges: Louisiana’s Perspective

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVIII: May 24, 2011

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