Physician Advisory Council
The Spok Physician Advisory Council (PAC) was formed in 2017 and consists of members representing a wide range health systems and a unique mix of physician executives. The PAC meets to discuss trends and opportunities in healthcare communications and provide, from a customer perspective, input on existing Spok solutions, upcoming software releases, and constructive feedback on the company’s strategic priorities. The PAC also provides a forum for networking with other council members and peer learning.
The PAC is led by Dr. Andrew Mellin, MD, Spok’s Chief Medical Officer
“The PAC represents some of our [Spok] power users—we’re proud to provide a collaborative environment for these individuals to influence the future of healthcare communications.”
Dr. Mellin has almost 20 years of experience as both a practicing physician and healthcare executive. He brings an extensive background in health information technology including leading physician adoption programs for new technologies and developing innovative clinical solutions. Previous to joining Spok he was VP, Medical Director at RedBrick Health, where he helped health systems drive employee engagement of consumer-oriented population health and well-being solutions. Prior to RedBrick Health, Dr. Mellin spent 15 years at McKesson in various positions where he served as Medical Director for McKesson’s population health analytics solutions, developed a novel real-time quality solution for hospitals, and led physician strategy and product management for the electronic health record. He previously served as Medical Director for Allina Health’s Davies Award-winning implementation of an electronic health record at nine hospitals and 60 clinics across Minnesota. Dr. Mellin received his M.D. from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and his MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He trained in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Current PAC members:
Colin Banas, M.D., MSHA
Chief Medical Information Officer,
Department of Internal Medicine
Brian Griffith, MD, MMCi
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Duke University Health System
Chris Snyder, DO
Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Quality Officer, Hospitalist,
Peninsula Regional Medical Center