CORHIO Announces New Chief Information Officer

Date: March 25th, 2019Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: CORHIO Governance & Leadership


Deanna Towne, former IT Director and Acting Deputy Chief Customer Officer of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, assumed the executive role with CORHIO on March 18th.

The CORHIO board of directors and executive leadership team are pleased to welcome Deanna Towne to her new role as Chief Information Officer. Towne most recently held the position of IT Director and Acting Deputy Chief Customer Officer of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology for the past five years. In her role, she served as a Health IT executive supporting the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Department of Human Services. Towne spent over 16 years of her career with the state including roles of Deputy Director of the Colorado Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and the Budget Director for the Colorado Department of Revenue.

“We are very excited to welcome Deanna to the CORHIO team and are looking forward to incorporating her insights and extensive experience driving technology strategy, creating shared technology vision, IT architecture, and cyber security,” said Morgan Honea, CORHIO CEO. “I’m certain she will be a tremendous asset for CORHIO and will help us in our mission to improve the healthcare delivery system in Colorado.”

Strong Advocate for Advancing Health IT

Through her various leadership roles, Towne has been instrumental in helping Colorado further its goals to improve technology solutions in the area of health information technology. She was responsible for partnering with both CORHIO and Quality Health Network, the two health information exchanges in Colorado, to implement data sharing initiatives. She also implemented numerous electronic health record systems, ensuring HIPAA compliance.

“I am excited to join an amazing team of dedicated professionals serving in one of the nation’s most innovative and effective Health Information Exchange organizations,” said Deanna Towne. “CORHIO has a reputation of leading the industry and fills a critical role in the present and future of data exchange and analytics. This is an exciting time in Health IT and I look forward to helping build the future as part of CORHIO and in partnership with various public, nonprofit and private sector partners.”