The organization working to create a statewide health information exchange has hired Keith Cox as its chief executive officer.
Cox, a 26-year health care IT industry veteran, will lead the Health Information Partnership for Tennessee it works to connect regional health information organizations across the state to allow health care providers to share information that could improve patient care and outcomes while reducing health care costs. The nonprofit has an $11.6 million federal grant to begin creating a health information exchange and is targeting July as a first-phase start-up date. (Read more about the statewide plan here .)
Cox has in the past served as director for global business development for Microsoft, where he led business development and technology strategy initiatives for Microsoft's largest global partners in health care. He most recently worked as chief technology officer for health information and benefits technology solutions firm A.D.A.M.
Cox also has held executive titles at Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group and JobCostOnline.com, among others, and was founder of Healthcare.com.
"Keith brings a background in working with startup enterprises and large corporations, as well as a unique blend of experiences in health care, technology, and business development that we believe will allow him to lead this extraordinary effort," said HIP TN Board Chair Dr. Robert Mandel.