Chief Information Officer & Editor of COCHS Weekly Update - Ben Butler
Ben Butler has been the Chief Information Officer at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) since its founding in 2006 and is the editor of COCHS Weekly Update. 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.