|Fred Ammons, CHCIO, CPHIMS|
Mr. Ammons serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Central Georgia d/b/a Community Health Works (CHW). CHW’s vision is to improve the health of all Central Georgians. Mr. Ammons started his career with Community Health Works in 2005. During his employment with Community Health Works, Mr. Ammons has served in multiple positions. His first position with Community Health Works was with the organization’s RX for the Uninsured program. Mr. Ammons has always had a focus on disparities in access to healthcare as well as healthcare outcomes. He is a multi-certified Health Information Technology (HIT) executive with over 10 years of experience in the HIT arena. Prior to his appointment as CEO of CHW, he served as the organization’s Chief Information Officer and Director of Health Information Technology Initiatives where he spearheaded CHW’s designation as a local partner of the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center.
Mr. Ammons has extensive experience and service in the field of HIT. He is a senior member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as well as the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS. Mr. Ammons serves on the HIMSS Education Committee where he acts as the Committee’s liaison for Population Health Management as well as Care Coordination. Mr. Ammons also serves on the HIMSS Leaders and Innovators, Healthcare Transformation Project Advisory Panel as well as the HIMSS Affiliate Round Table, where he represents the voices of smaller, often rural, healthcare institutions and providers. Mr. Ammons has moderated several presentations at HIMSS annual conferences. He holds the distinction of being one the first professionals in Georgia to earn the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification. Mr. Ammons currently contributes to the HIMSS (CPHIMS) exam board as an Item Writer. In addition, Mr. Ammons is an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) where he was selected to take part in the CIO Boot Camp leadership program which the organization sponsored at the University of Chicago. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center as well as a member of the Health Information Management Programs advisory committee at Macon State College.
In addition to his work in the HIT field, Mr. Ammons demonstrates leadership in the area of population health. He serves as the Executive Director of both the Central Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Central Georgia Stroke Coalition. He is currently the elected President of the Council of Regional Cancer Coalitions of Georgia. He also serves on the Steering Committee of Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Initiative. In addition, Mr. Ammons serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care Accountable Care Organization (ACO). He also serves on the Military Affairs Committee of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Ammons holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercer University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration Degree.
Chief Executive Officer