AUSTIN, Texas, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shannon Calhoun, Regional Vice President of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, to the Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors.
The THSA serves the public healthcare system of Texas by coordinating the implementation of technologies that work to enhance doctor and patient experience. Established in 2007, THSA utilizes a health information exchange to allow for secure release of medical records on a need-to-know basis. The goal of this effort is to increase coordination and quality of care while improving efficiency and consumer control.
Calhoun stated, "I am honored to continue to serve Texas as a Director of the Texas Health Services Authority. My hope is that with the knowledge of rewards and challenges our Texas clients experience in sharing data, I will be able to promote an environment for providers to succeed in today's healthcare transformation."
An active member of her community, Calhoun was a member of the Goliad County Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee, Goliad Community Network, Goliad Rotary Club and the Pecan Valley AHEC board. Calhoun received her Bachelor of Science in agronomy from Texas A&M University and was named as one of Texas A&M University's "Aggie 100" in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
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SOURCE National Rural Accountable Care Consortium