Doug Forrester, Chairman of Integrity Health, today announced the appointment of Colleen Woods to serve as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Woods will expand ways in which Integrity Health’s Partnership Health Centers deliver improved health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for public employers and employees across the state.
Previously, Woods served as New Jersey’s Health IT Coordinator from 2010 until 2013. In that position, Woods oversaw $1 billion in funding for electronic medical record adoption and a health information exchange – a strategic model that is still in statewide development that includes four active health information exchange organizations (now regional health hubs), and the NJ Health Information Network (NJHIN). Woods previously served as Chief Information Officer at the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
Woods is the founder of CMH Consulting Group, which assists healthcare organizations, including hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, providers and state agencies in the development of innovative, value-based healthcare models, and the technology infrastructure necessary for improved healthcare delivery.
Forrester praised Colleen’s background in government, healthcare, and technology and noted, “her remarkable breadth of experience makes her especially well-suited to strengthen our innovations in healthcare delivery. Her deep knowledge of existing and emerging technologies will help our Partnership Health Centers continue to provide advanced digital healthcare outcomes, deliver superior services, and improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction.”
Woods serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Francis Medical Center, on the Board of the Trenton Health Team, on the Steering Committee of the Good Care Collaborative, and on the board of the New Jersey Health Information Management System Society. She received the IT Hero Award from the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction.
“Having served in and out of government, and in support of many organizations advancing healthcare, I can say that the Integrity Health model is wholly unique in two ways: its approach and its results,” said Woods. “The data shows health improvements and cost reductions where Partnership Health Centers are serving people and I am very excited to build on this innovative work.”
Woods is currently earning a Masters degree in Art History from Oxford University and holds a Masters degree in Information Technology Management from George Washington University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University.
About Integrity Health
Integrity Health was founded with the goal of transforming healthcare. Through its Partnership Health Centers, it has pioneered development in New Jersey of managing employer health plans through onsite health centers for employees and their dependents. Partnership Health Centers are not open to the public but are dedicated to employees and dependents of sponsoring health plans. They provide a medical “home base” for members with robust primary care and wellness services coupled with overall health plan care coordination. “Lower Costs Through Better Health” is Integrity Health’s motto, and the experience of its employer and employee clients. Learn more at www.PartnershipHealthCenters.com.