Molly Coye has been named president and CEO of the California Regional Health Information Organization effective immediately.
Coye founded the San Francisco-based, not-for-profit health information exchange in 2005, and has been chairwoman of the board since 2007. She replaces Don Holmquest, who moved onto a senior advisory role in late 2008.
Coye, whose age was unavailable at deadline, was founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center, known as HealthTech, a San Francisco-based not-for-profit health IT research group. HealthTech is now merging with the Public Health Institute in Oakland, Calif. Coye has served in many health policy leadership roles, including as New Jersey's health commissioner and director of the California Health Services Department. She is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and is on the board of Aetna. Coye was a Modern Healthcare Up & Comer in 1987.
"Molly has worked tirelessly to move CalRHIO from an idea to an operating entity," said Duane Dauner, California Hospital Association president and CalRHIO vice chair. "Without her vision and remarkable gift for connecting people and getting them to collaborate, CalRHIO would not have been possible."