Speaker Bio: MELISSA A. KOTRYS, MPH
Melissa Kotrys is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Health Current, the Health Information Exchange (HIE) that helps partners transform care by bringing together communities and information across Arizona. Through her vision and leadership, the Arizona HIE is recognized as a model for aligning the healthcare community with the possibilities of connected electronic health information to advance individual and community health and wellbeing. Melissa is recognized as a collaborative partner of hospitals and health systems, health plans, healthcare providers, healthcare associations, and other healthcare sectors in Arizona. She currently serves as the Board Chair of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), the National Association of HIEs. She also serves as a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Americas Advisory Board, the Employers Council Board of Directors, the State Medicaid Advisory Committee, and the Crisis Response Network’s Advisory Council. Prior to joining Health Current, Melissa worked as a consultant and health policy analyst at Deloitte Consulting. She holds a Master of Public Health in health policy from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.