- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 10, 2004

Alan F. Dowling is heading up the newly expanded health care division of nonprofit technology company Mitretek Systems Inc.

Mr. Dowling, 57, is executive director of Mitretek Health Care, a unit located within Mitretek’s Falls Church headquarters. Mitretek Health Care uses science applications and systems to resolve issues for clinicians, pharmacists, medical-equipment manufacturers and regulators within the health care industry.

The subsidiary last week completed two acquisitions of health care subsidiaries of Cross Country Consulting for about $12 million.

The acquisitions boosted Mitretek Health Care’s work force to 125 employees. Mr. Dowling oversees the staff and directs the subsidiary’s research plans and strategies. He has been with the company since February in a low-key position and has emerged as the division leader.

“Part of our mission here is to create public good, and that’s one of the main reasons I signed on,” Mr. Dowling said. Although he has been busy with the acquisitions, Mr. Dowling said, he is working with universities to help with Mitretek Health Care’s research unit.

“One of the things we’ve undertaken is looking at the issue of how recalls for medical devices are handled,” he said. The division is designing a web-system network that alerts the nation’s health care institutions to any recalls. “This is a real-life solution that can save lives,” Mr. Dowling said.

Mr. Dowling comes to Mitretek Health Care with 28 years of experience in the health care industry. He most recently headed Global Health Associates. At the national health care consulting company, Mr. Dowling held senior executive positions in areas of business strategy.

He also spent 14 years with national law firm Ernst & Young as a partner, holding positions that focused on the health care industry. Additionally, Mr. Dowling has been a member of the White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform.

“This is the first organization I have worked at that is able to employ all of my experiences in the public and private sector,” Mr. Dowling said.

Mr. Dowling, who has an apartment in the Washington area, commutes from his home in suburban Cleveland.

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