Cal eConnect, the health information exchange governance organization for the state of California, tapped Robert Cothren as chief technology officer.
Cal eConnect names Cothren CTO
Cothren is responsible for leading Cal eConnect's health IT and exchange projects. He most recently served as chief technology officer for Cognosante, a McLean, Va.-based health IT provider, according to a news release (PDF). He was an enterprise architect for Connect, the open-source gateway that was developed for the Nationwide Health Information Network, and a former member of the research staff at the Cleveland Clinic.
Cal eConnect is tasked with implementing health information exchange services and policies for California, which received a $38.8 million federal grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Cothren reports to Laura Landry, Cal eConnect's interim CEO, according to a spokeswoman. His age was not immediately available.
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