DENVER, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced today that its Policy Director, Liza Fox-Wylie, has been selected to become Colorado's State Health Information Technology Director.
In the role of State HIT Director, Fox-Wylie will provide strategic leadership for Colorado's health information technology (HIT) initiatives across state agencies and lead coordination between the state, non-state HIT initiatives and federally-funded HITECH programs. Furthermore, in her new role Fox-Wylie will continue her involvement with CORHIO, meeting regularly with the organization's leadership and program staff on strategic initiatives, representing State HIT programs at CORHIO board meetings, serving on CORHIO committees and advisory groups and through implementation of the Colorado State Health Information Exchange Strategic Plan.
Fox-Wylie will transition to the role of State HIT Director over the next two months, working jointly with CORHIO during this time to ensure a smooth transition.
"Liza has been a tremendous asset to CORHIO, leading the organization's collaborative programs with State Medicaid and public health, developing strategies to integrate behavioral health and HIE and managing various other policy initiatives," says Jim Shmerling, chair of CORHIO's board of directors.
"I'm honored to have been a part of the impressive accomplishments CORHIO has achieved over the past few years. We've come a long way in adopting and utilizing HIT across the Colorado health community, but we still have a lot to do. I look forward to continuing this challenging and exciting work with my CORHIO colleagues in a new capacity," says Fox-Wylie.
CORHIO is dedicated to improving health care quality for all Coloradans through health information exchange (HIE). As the state designated entity for HIE, CORHIO collaborates with health care stakeholders including physicians, hospitals, clinics, public health, long-term care, laboratories, health plans and patients to improve care collaboration through secure systems and processes for sharing clinical information. CO-REC, a CORHIO initiative, assists primary care providers in adopting, implementing and becoming meaningful users of electronic health record (EHR) systems. CORHIO is a not-for-profit supported in large part by grants, including awards from the Colorado Health Foundation and from federal ARRA HITECH funds. CORHIO's technical infrastructure is built on industry-leading HIE technology developed and maintained by Medicity. For more information about CORHIO, please visit www.corhio.org.