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Paula Kautzmann, Colorado Access Chief Information Officer, Named as Finalist for 2020 Colorado CIO of the Year ORBIE Award

AURORA, Colo – Paula Kautzmann, chief information officer at Colorado Access, was named as a finalist for the 2020 Colorado CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards. Kautzmann was chosen as a finalist amongst 75 nominations received.

“Paula has brought technology and innovation to a new level at Colorado Access,” says Marshall Thomas, MD, president and CEO at Colorado Access. “The vision she has for intertwining technology and health care continue to push us in the right direction. We are excited to have her recognized as a finalist for the 2020 Colorado CIO of the Year Awards.”

The CIO of the Year Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. Since its inception in 1998, this national program has honored more than 800 CIOs as finalists and recognized more than 200 CIO of the Year winners with the prestigious ORBIE® Award. The Award honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. This is the first year the awards have recognized CIOs in Colorado.

“I am honored to be a part of the inaugural CIO of the Year Awards in Colorado,” says Paula Kautzmann, chief information officer at Colorado Access. “To be recognized as a finalist is reflective of the data-driven culture at Colorado Access, and our commitment to bring health care to our members through greater efficiencies and new technology channels.”

All finalists will be recognized on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the finalist reception & executive dinner. ORBIE winners will be announced at the Colorado CIO Awards breakfast on Friday, April 24, 2020.


About Colorado Access

Founded in 1994, Colorado Access is a local, nonprofit health plan that serves members throughout Colorado. The company’s members receive health care under Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) behavioral and physical health, and long-term services and supports programs. The company also provides care coordination services and administers behavioral health and physical health benefits for two regions as part of the Accountable Care Collaborative Program through Health First Colorado. Colorado Access is the state’s largest single entry point agency, coordinating long-term service and supports for Health First Colorado recipients in five Denver metro area counties. To learn more about Colorado Access, visit