UHIN’s Inaugural Chief Data Officer
Navina Forsythe, MPA, Ph.D., has joined UHIN as our first Chief Data Officer. Dr. Forsythe most recently served as Director of the Center for Health Data and Informatics at the Utah Department of Health. Dr. Forsythe has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Utah. In this new role, she will accelerate UHIN’s efforts to strategically leverage data for client success, and empower interoperability for good across the healthcare spectrum.
As Chief Data Officer, Dr. Forsythe will further UHIN’s mission to support the collaboration of care for patients by providing the right information at the right time in the right format so healthcare professionals may provide the best possible care to patients.
Dr. Forsythe will oversee the development of data and analytics to establish a consistent, coherent approach throughout UHIN, and will tie analytics into all facets of the company. As businesses change and new types of data become available, she will lead efforts to connect the many participants in the healthcare ecosystem to the need for interoperable data and data sharing.
Dr. Forsythe is ardently dedicated to data privacy and considers the safeguarding of privacy to be fundamental in all that UHIN does. She is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and served as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. UHIN is EHNAC accredited and SOC 2 compliant.
Dr. Forsythe has over three decades of experience in health and social services government agencies including clinical work, technology and information systems management, and data management.
As a clinician, Dr. Forsythe has conducted neuropsychological, psychological, cognitive and achievement assessments, provided therapy, group sessions, and cognitive remediation.
As a technology manager, she has overseen development and maintenance of multimillion dollar case management information systems and worked with the Utah Digital Health Services Commission to update and maintain the Utah State Health Information Technology Strategic Plan.
As a Chief Data Officer, Dr. Forsythe has overseen the development of reporting systems and provided information for assessment, policy decision making, process and outcome evaluation, and program improvement.