Chief Information Officer - Ben Butler
Ben Butler has been the Chief Information Officer at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) since its founding in 2006. Mr. Butler's activities have included: providing technical assistance to local correctional institutions and health care providers on how the Affordable Care Act impacts populations involved in the criminal justice system; identifying technical solutions for creating health care connectivity between jails and communities; authoring articles on the role of local, state and federal policy in promoting the adoption of health information technologies in correctional environments; designing and developing COCHS M.A.P. Tool, a web application that generated maps identifying high need areas for justice involved individuals --this web application was listed as a Quality Tool by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ). Previously, Mr. Butler was a Senior Associate at Rosenberg and Associates where he designed and implemented two applications: the Bureau of Prisons Billing System for a health provider network servicing the Federal Penitentiary in Lompoc, California; and CardioTool an application that tracked cardiology procedures for Redbud Community Hospital in Clearlake, California.