• Jonah P. B. Frohlich

    Managing Director
    Manatt Health
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    San Francisco
    Direct: 415.291.7440
    General: 415.291.7400
    Fax: 415.291.7474


    University of California, Berkeley, MPH, Health Policy and Management, 1998.


    McGill University, B.A., Economics, with honors, 1996.

    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements


    Jonah Frohlich is a managing director of Manatt Health, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Mr. Frohlich provides business strategy, policy and regulatory advice to a wide array of healthcare organizations, including health systems and academic medical centers, provider organizations, health plans and state governments, with a particular focus on health system transformation, accountable care, population health and information technology.

    Mr. Frohlich has been engaged in a variety of projects involving the use of information technology, clinical and administrative data to support improvements in the delivery of care for individuals and high-risk populations. He has led multi-stakeholder engagements on behalf of health systems and foundations, developed strategic and business plans for large delivery systems and accountable care organizations, and published reports describing the impact of state and federal policy on public and private markets. Mr. Frohlich has also assisted health plans and hospitals in the development of accountable care organizations and clinical integration initiatives, and he has supported engagement strategies with state health information exchanges.

    Prior to joining Manatt Health, Mr. Frohlich was the deputy secretary of health information technology at the California Health & Human Services Agency. In this role, he served as the administration’s top executive and advisor on health information technology, coordinating the state’s $1.5 billion initiative for the development, application, and use of electronic health records and secure information exchange. He also facilitated policy, statutory, and regulatory changes needed to advance health information exchange.

    Mr. Frohlich was previously a senior program officer with the California HealthCare Foundation, where he managed the health IT portfolio, which included driving efforts to develop state and national data exchange standards, disease registries, and electronic health record adoption. He also served as manager at Brown & Toland Physicians, where he managed, collected, analyzed, and reported clinical, quality, financial and utilization data, and oversaw clinical integration requirements, and disease and population health management registries and programs.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    eHealth Initiative, eHealth Advocate of the Year–Public Sector, January 2011.


    Co-author, “Directory Assistance: Maintaining Reliable Provider Directories for Health Plan Shoppers,” California HealthCare Foundation, September 2015.

    Co-author, “Building a Culture of Health: The Value Proposition of Retail Clinics,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 2014.

    Co-author, “Are We Wired Yet? Measuring the Progress of HITECH in California,” California HealthCare Foundation, December 2012.

    Co-author, “Buried Treasure: Freeing California Data to Improve Health Care,” California HealthCare Foundation, May 2012.

    Co-author, “Driving Interoperable Health Data Exchange Under HITECH,” iHealthBeat, 2012.

    Co-author, “Implementing National Health Reform in California: Payment & Delivery System Changes,” California HealthCare Foundation, 2011.

    Co-author, “Accountable Care Organizations in California: Programmatic and Legal Considerations,” California HealthCare Foundation, 2011.

    Author, “HITECH and Health Reform’s Promises (and Challenges)–Transforming Our Healthcare Delivery System,” CAP-G Health, Fall 2010.

    Author, “In Search of…Health Information Exchange,” iHealthBeat, 2010.

    Co-author, “The Development of a Highly Constrained Health Level 7 Implementation Guide to Facilitate Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Ambulatory Electronic Health Record Systems,” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2009.

    Co-author, “Retrospective: Lessons Learned From the Santa Barbara Project and Their Implications for Health Information Exchange,” Health Affairs, September/October 2007.

    Co-author, “California Can Lead the Way in Health Information Technology,” California HealthCare Foundation, October 2006.

    Memberships & Activities

    Board Member, Operation Access, 2012-present.

    Member, Health IT Policy Committee, Information Exchange Subcommittee, 2010-2014.

    Co-chair of Health IT Policy Committee’s Provider Directory Task Force, 2009-2011.

    Member, Health IT Policy Committee, NwHIN Subcommittee, 2009-2011.

    Member, Health IT Policy Committee, NwHIN Governance Committee, 2011.

    Board Member, Cal eConnect, 2010.

    Board Member, CalHIPSO, 2010.

    Board Member, California Telehealth Network, 2010.

    Commissioner, Health IT Financing Advisory Commission, 2004-2006.

    Speaking Engagements

    The IPA Association of America 18th Annual National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

    California HealthCare Foundation, Burbank, CA, January 2011.

    American Healthcare Congress, Irvine, CA, December 2010.

    eHealth Initiative National REC and HIE Summit, San Francisco, CA, October 2010.

    California Association of Health Plans Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, October 2010.

    California Health Information Association Annual Meeting, June 2010.

    California Association of Physician Groups Annual Meeting, May 2010.

    Industry Collaborative Effort (ICE) Annual Summit, December 2009.

    Institute for Health Transformation Fall Summit, November 2009.

    California Primary Care Association Annual Meeting, October 2009.