Full Name
Laura McCrary
Job Title
President and CEO
Organization Name
Speaker Bio
Laura McCrary, Ed.D. is a seasoned healthcare executive with 25 years of experience in the industry. With a commitment to improving healthcare outcomes through innovative solutions, Dr. McCrary has successfully led KONZA National Network through tremendous change and growth over the years.

Dr. McCrary is widely recognized in the industry for her achievements in establishing a successful and financially sustainable Health Information Exchange. She is the founding Executive Director/CEO of the Kansas Health Information Network, now known as KONZA. During her tenure, KONZA has expanded into 11 states and now provides a vast array of analytic and health information exchange solutions to providers, patients and health plans.

Dr. McCrary is passionate about health information technology that improves health outcomes and reduces provider and patient burden. To this end, Dr. McCrary is leading KONZA in the development of new products that focus on improving health access, evaluating healthcare quality and transforming health data into formats necessary to support value-based payment models, medical research and clinical trials.

Dr. McCrary attended Kansas State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a focus on history and political science, two master's degrees in learning disabilities and severe emotional disturbance and a doctorate in education administration. She completed post-doctoral work in administration from the University of Kansas. In addition, Dr. McCrary has served as an adjunct professor at Kansas State University and Rockhurst University-Helzberg School of Management, teaching courses in health information technology and quality.
Laura McCrary