Christy Dye is a data-focused healthcare executive who brings over 30 years of experience supporting provider organizations, state agencies, and communities in achieving their business, operational, and quality goals in health and human services to OPEN MINDS as a Senior Associate.
Previously, Ms. Dye was the Principle for Integrated Health Solutions Consulting. In this role, she served as an executive consultant to multiple state, payers, health plans, and provider organizations.
Ms. Dye also served as Chief Business Development Officer for Health Current, a Contexture organization. While there, Ms. Dye brought her passion for designing and optimizing world-class healthcare services and systems, ensuring broad community access to high-quality, evidence-based programs and providers.
Ms. Dye is also the former Chief Executive Officer for Partners in Recovery. In this role, Ms. Dye promoted innovation and evidence-based programming across the enterprise: Assertive Community Treatment, Supported Housing, integrated primary/behavioral health services, social needs screening, and Peer and Family support.
Ms. Dye also served in multiple positions at the Arizona Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health. Most recently, Ms. Dye was the Division Chief for Clinical and Recovery Services. Before becoming Division Chief, Ms. Dye served as State Director of Substance Abuse Services and as a Program Representative. As a state official, she served on a team charged with the re-design of Medicaid behavioral health benefits in Arizona and oversaw the expansion of the state’s contracted managed care system to a more recover focuses model. This included the expansion of peer-delivered mental health, addiction, and consumer-operated services.
Over time, Ms. Dye’s interests grew to include health information technology and population-managed uses of clinical data in value-based reimbursement environments. She served as a member of the governing board of Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange, and later joined the organization to continue promoting the adoption of health IT and data analytics through provider recruitment, education, and technical assistance.
Ms. Dye also served as co-principal investigator for a National Institute of Mental Health Research Program at Arizona State University focused on health information sharing preferences among persons with serious mental illness and led the Health Current HIE research initiative in partnership with Arizona State University College of Health Solutions.
Ms. Dye graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master’s in Public Health Administration. She also graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in History, English, and Political Science.