CORHIO Announces New Chief Legal Officer

Date: May 21st, 2019Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: CORHIO Governance & Leadership


Annie Harrington, former Principal with Squire Patton Boggs, will assume the executive role with CORHIO on June 3rd.

The CORHIO board of directors and executive leadership team are pleased to welcome Annie Harrington to her new role as Chief Legal Officer. Harrington most recently held the position of Principal in the Denver office of international law firm, Squire Patton Boggs. In her role, she provided regular legal counsel on data privacy, regulatory compliance, and public policy matters to healthcare clients, including CORHIO. She brings a great deal of expertise on HIPAA, HITECH, and 42 CFR Part 2 compliance and is accustomed to negotiating complex data agreements with unique data privacy questions and to devising and executing public policy strategies at the state and federal levels.

“We’re incredibly excited for Annie to join our team. There are dramatic changes being proposed in federal data sharing rules that will have significant potential impact on CORHIO’s network," said Morgan Honea, CORHIO CEO. "Further, as we work to continually integrate more social determinants of health data into the HIE, we will be working with a much broader scope of privacy law. Annie’s background in these areas will be invaluable for the organization as we work to continually meet the diverse needs of our clients and communities across Colorado.”

Commitment to Ethics in Healthcare

Harrington has a long-time interest in and commitment to ethics in the healthcare industry. In addition to her law degree, she pursued a master’s degree in bioethics. She has served as an Instructor of Ethics in the Health Professions class at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is a long-time member of the Children’s Hospital of Colorado Ethics Committee.

“With the recent explosion of digital health tools and the introduction of multiple policy initiatives at the state and federal levels designed to improve and streamline how health information is exchanged, this is an exciting time to be joining the CORHIO team,” said Harrington. “I am very much looking forward to helping navigate the evolving regulatory landscape – always with the goal of advancing CORHIO’s important work in health information exchange.”