KONZA National Network Announces Karla Mills as New Chief Operating Officer

Health-Gorilla_tb.jpgToday, KONZA National Network announced that Karla Mills has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.

As a clinical, technology and business leader, Mills will lead and scale KONZA’s product operations, as well as oversee membership engagement and policy management. She will report directly to KONZA’s President & CEO, Laura McCrary, Ed.D.

“Karla is a seasoned and trusted leader in healthcare technology who is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization for product operations and go-to market strategies," said McCrary. "She has been instrumental in her prior positions for building and nurturing organizations experiencing growth and change. I have tremendous confidence in her ability to help build and align our national interoperability strategy with industry-leading operational practices.”

Mills is an industry expert with over a decade of experience leading various product and business functions in fast-growing healthcare technology companies. Prior to her role at KONZA National Network, she was the Chief Operating Officer for Health Gorilla where she built an operational framework to support the growth and scale of the company. Before that, she worked for CORHIO (a Contexture organization), building the teams, processes, and systems needed to advance information exchange. She started her career in direct patient care, spending over a decade in emergency and radiology roles.  

KONZA National Network supports health information exchanges in partnership with several state medical societies, which includes more than 13 million unique patients and over 10,000 providers in 10 states (KS, MO, SC, TX, MS, GA, CT, NJ, LA, CA). Available to any organization in any state in the nation, the KONZA platform utilizes a secure electronic network provided by a collaboration of healthcare organizations.

KONZA National Network connects to other health information exchanges and to the national eHealth Exchange, directly benefiting healthcare professionals and patients with KONZA’s delivery of unequaled, streamlined intelligence. KONZA’s goal is to improve healthcare quality, coordination and efficiency through the exchange of health information.