LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Shirley A. Tyson as interim director of the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology.

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Shirley A. Tyson as interim director of the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology.


A native of Pine Bluff, Tyson previously worked in health information technology at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.


Tyson will become interim director of the Office of Health Information Technology Dec. 1 following the retirement of Director Ray Scott. Tyson, 49, has served as the chief technology officer for the program since its creation in 2010.


Scott will retire Nov. 30 after serving in the administrations of seven Arkansas governors over a 40-year career, including seven years as Director of the Department of Human Services.


Tyson will continue the agency’s implementation of SHARE, the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange, which provides hospitals and clinics across the state access to health information in real time at the point of care.