Founder and CEO,
Health Technology Center (HealthTech)
Dr. Molly J. Coye, founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 to advance the use of beneficial technologies in promoting healthier people and communities, was the keynote speaker at CCST's dinner program on October 19th at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California. CCST's Board and Council hosted the dinner program for members and invited guests as part of its meeting activities highlighting healthcare information technology.
Today HealthTech provides objective technology forecasts, innovative decision-making tools, and expert learning networks for 45 Partner organizations. Partners include nearly 25 percent of the nation's hospitals, as well as the country's leading health plans and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, which together cover more than half of all insured Americans.
Dr. Coye has extensive 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, Dr. Coye co-authored the reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, chaired the Committee on Access to Insurance for Children, and co-chaired the Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards.
Dr. Coye is on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), one of the largest and most creative nonprofit organizations working in international health. She was a founding board member of The California Endowment, the largest private health care philanthropy in California.
Dr. Coye has her M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and is board certified by the American College of Preventive Medicine.
In 2005, she was selected one of the 25 most influential women in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine.