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Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA

Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA

It was great fun to catch up with Molly Joel Coye MD, MPH (@mjcoye) the Chief Innovation Officer for UCLA at HiMSS 14 in Orlando, Florida.  Molly and I first met each other a jillion years ago (I won’t translate that into actual years for obvious reasons).  Molly was the Director of the California State Department of Health Services and I was the President of my state specialty society, the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (@calacep).  We have stayed in touch over the years as our careers went in many different directions.

Eventually, Molly went on to found and lead the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 that became the premier forecasting organization for emerging technologies in health care.  Molly really understands healthcare, technology and innovation.

So, joining UCLA as their first ever Innovation Officer was a perfect fit.  Listen as Molly describes her approach to innovation in this prestigious academic medical center.  Most importantly, pay attention when she says it’s about innovation, not just technology – some of UCLA’s recent successes are low tech, high touch and yet have improved care and lowered costs.

As always, Molly helps us focus on what is important.  Enjoy!

Video filmed & edited by Gregg Masters, Health Innovation Media