The CalRHIO Board of Directors has appointed Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, president and CEO, effective immediately. CalRHIO is the California statewide information exchange founded in 2005. Coye was a principal founder of CalRHIO and has served as the chair of the board of directors since 2007.
Coye succeeds Don Holmquest, MD, JD, who moved into a senior advisory role in late 2008. Coye was founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a San Francisco-based nonprofit research organization that has joined with the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, Calif.
HealthTech and PHI are currently exploring the best way to archive and disseminate HealthTech's work in order to make it widely available to researchers, public health leaders, policy leaders and health providers both in the United States and globally.
Coye has experience in both the public and private sectors. She served as commissioner of health for the state of New Jersey and director of the California Department of Health Services, in addition to heading the Division of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, leading marketing and product development for interactive health communication and disease management at HealthDesk Corp, serving as executive vice president for the Good Samaritan Health System, and directing The Lewin Group's West Coast office.
As a member of the Institute of Medicine, Coye coauthored the reports “To Err is Human” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” chaired the Committee on Access to Insurance for Children, and cochaired the Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards.