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Colin Evans

President and CEO, Dossia
Portland, Oregon

Colin Evans, 55, is a 27-year Intel veteran who's on loan to Dossia, a nonprofit consortium founded by several major companies, including AT&T, BP, Intel, and Wal-Mart, to create a portable electronic medical record.

"Health care will be more efficient and cost effective if we create portable, personal electronic medical records. They could follow people from job to job, doctor to doctor, and insurance companies throughout a person's lifetime. Right now, a hospital can learn more about an incoming FedEx package than it can about an ER patient. Dossia is trying to take that information, pry it loose, and put it in employees' hands. Breaking down the bureaucracy to do that is a challenge. I spend more of my time on privacy issues than design and technology."

A version of this article appeared in the February 2008 issue of Fast Company magazine.