Sacramento, Calif.-based Cal eConnect, a private nonprofit corporation selected by the state of California to provide access to medical record information to physicians, hospitals and patients, has appointed Carladenise Armbrister Edwards, Ph.D., as chief executive officer. Starting July 1, Edwards will be responsible for managing the $38.8 million federal grant California received under the American Recover and Reinvestment Act to aid in the implementation of health information exchange (HIE) services and policies.
Edwards most recently served as Georgia’s Health Information Technology Coordinator in her roles as Chief of Staff and Interim Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health. In Florida she was founding Executive Director of the South Florida Health Information Initiative and the first Executive Director of Florida's Governor's Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board under Gov. Jeb Bush.