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    Molly Coye

    Molly J. Coye, M.D., M.P.H.

    Molly J. Coye, M.D., M.P.H.,  is the 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.  Today HealthTech provides technology forecasts, decision-making tools, and expert learning networks for 45 Partner organizations and for foundations and public agencies. HealthTech’s Partners include more than 20 percent of the nation’s hospital capacity, as well as the country’s leading nonprofit health plans, the Veterans Health Administration 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 Senior 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 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), one of the largest and most innovative nonprofit organizations working in international health. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and the American Public Health Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Aetna, Inc, the founder and board Chair of the California Regional Health Information Organization (CalRHIO), a member of the Advisory Council for the Health Evolution Partners Innovation Network, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Angel Island Immigrant Station Foundation in San Francisco. Dr. Coye was also a founding board member of The California Endowment, the largest private health care philanthropy in California, and served for eight years as a member of the Board of Directors of the China Medical Board.

    Widely recognized as a leader in public health and the innovative use of information and clinical technology to advance the health of communities, Dr. Coye has spoken and published in national and international forums, and has been included consistently in annual lists of the nation’s most influential leaders in healthcare, physician leaders, and women as leaders in U.S. healthcare.

    Dr. Coye holds M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and is board certified by the American College of Preventive Medicine. She also received an M.A. in Chinese History from Stanford University, and is the author of two books on Chinese history.


    Transforming Care - Questions of Feasibility and the Role of Technology

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009

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