Molly Coye

Molly Coye

Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

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As Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Molly assists NEHI in finding ways to accelerate the adoption of high-value innovations. From 2010-1015, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer of UCLA Health and director of the Institute for Innovation in Health at UCLA, where she led the health system in identifying new strategies, technologies, products and services to support large-scale transformation in healthcare. She also advises technology developers, investors, national health systems and policy makers about disruptive technologies and business models that will speed transformation and reduce health costs. Her passion is finding innovations that can “move the needle” – advance access to affordable, safe and efficient healthcare – and working to advance their deployment.
They have just released a report on the past five years of work in innovation at UCLA Health – view it at

From 2000-2010, Molly founded and was CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 that became the premier forecasting organization for emerging technologies in health care. She has also served as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, Director of the California State Department of Health Services, and Head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the Board of Directors of Aetna, Prosetta, and Access Health International, and advisory boards for venture and private equity investors. She previously chaired the Board of Directors of PATH, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in global health, and served on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, The California Endowment and the China Medical Board.

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