A Grand Junction-based organization that helps health care providers exchange information and coordinate care has named an interim executive.
Marc Lassaux will serve as interim executive director and chief executive officer of the Quality Health Network (QHN). He steps into the role following the retirement of Dick Thompson after 17 years with the organization.
Lassaux has served in several roles at QHN, including chief technical officer for the last nine years.
He brings to his latest duties experience in health information exchanges as well as technology and government affairs. He helped Quality Health Network use advanced technology to enable community based data sharing and resource networks, develop modeling tools and support new payment models.
He was appointed to serve on the Colorado eHealth Commission.
“I’m proud of the growth and development we have achieved at QHN over the past nearly two decades. We remain focused on our mission and values and are committed to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions to our partners in health care, behavioral health, and social services,” Lassaux said.
QHN was launched in 2004 to help medical, behavioral and human services providers in Western Colorado share health information to coordinate care, reduce duplication of services and identify individuals at risk. All of the hospitals and more than 90 percent of health care providers in its service area participate in the network.
QHN also operates the Community Resource Network, which provides a secure exchange information about clients, including family and housing, resources sought in the past and who’s been contacted to request services. The CRN offers information about available resources and appropriate organizations to contact for assistance.
“The role of an HIE and (community information exchange) in a community is incredibly valuable,” Lassaux said. “At QHN, we understand that a person’s
well-being goes well beyond their physical health. Through the numerous tools we provide our partners, we are confident we can help to improve our community’s whole-person health by making information available how, when and where it is needed.”