News Release

August 17, 2011

OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474, Carter Kimble - (405) 522-7510

OHCA Names CIO

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jerry Scherer has joined the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) as Chief Information Officer, CEO Mike Fogarty recently announced.

Scherer brings more than 30 years of experience as a health information technology leader.  He has a proven track record of success in strategic information planning, implementation and support of strategic information technology business initiatives.

Fogarty said Scherer’s leadership experience has included major system initiatives, systems integration and IT culture transformation. His specialties are health information technology, large scale system implementations, requests for proposals, contract negotiations and health reform. 

Among his significant previous positions, Scherer served as vice president and chief information officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and chief information officer of Hillcrest Healthcare System in Tulsa.

Scherer serves as a Health Information Exchange Committee Member for the Greater Tulsa Health Access Network and started a business development initiative to provide health status technologies and services encouraging healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

He holds a Master of Arts in Health Administration from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Louis University.

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