COMITTO APPOINTED TO CHAIR JERSEY HEALTH CONNECT BOARD
Trinitas CIO brings healthcare and leadership experience to NJ's largest health information organization
Jersey Health Connect (JHC), the state’s largest health information organization, has appointed Judy Comitto, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, to the role of Chairperson, Board of Directors. JHC is a comprehensive network of 29 health systems and hospitals, more than 3,500 clinicians, and long-term and post-acute care facilities.
"Serving as Chairperson for JHC presents an exciting opportunity for me, advocating for and implementing health information exchange for healthcare providers and patients alike," said Ms. Comitto. "I look forward to the day when every healthcare entity and provider in the state is linked to a health information exchange, giving all of our residents the opportunity to experience better healthcare delivery."
In addition to her current role with Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Ms. Comitto is recognized as one of New Jersey's most respected health information professionals having led the information systems divisions at several major healthcare IT corporations, including Alltel and Eclipsys.
Ms. Comitto, a resident of Franklin Lakes, holds a bachelor's degree from Hunter College in NYC and an MPA in Healthcare Administration from CW Post, Long Island University, NY. She has served on the JHC Board of Directors since 2010 and is an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the Health Management Information Systems Society (HIMSS), and the New Jersey Health Management Information Systems Society (NJ HIMSS).
"Judy is a dedicated healthcare professional who has worked tirelessly for JHC since its inception to ensure individuals across the state get access to high-quality health care." said Lou Hermans, JHC Executive Director. "She has a deep understanding of why health information exchanges like JHC are critical to improving the quality of care that is delivered in New Jersey."
With her unique and varied expertise in the health information field, Ms. Comitto will help to accelerate the adoption of electronic health information exchange among providers in New Jersey and will ensure that JHC stays true to its mission of improving healthcare for all New Jersey residents.
Jersey Health Connect (JHC) is dedicated to improving healthcare quality for all New Jersey through health information exchange (HIE). As the state’s largest entity for HIE, JHC collaborates with healthcare stakeholders including physicians, hospitals, long-term care, laboratories, and patients to improve care collaboration through secure systems and processes for sharing clinical information. JHC facilitates clinical decision-making and improves population health and patient outcomes by bridging the gaps which previously prevented healthcare providers from obtaining meaningful, actionable data, providing alerts and notification of patient statuses and generating patient lists categorized by specific condition. It allows physicians to quickly analyze data on specific patient populations, providing perspective on the effectiveness of treatments among certain patient groups and tracking improvements in health. JHC is a not-for-profit supported in large part by grants and its technical infrastructure is built on industry leading HIE technology developed and maintained by the web-based doctor-patient service RelayHealth, Inc. For more information about JHC, please visit
About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.
Posted: July 2, 2014