ONC Creates Two New Leadership Positions
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has created two new offices that includes the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Office of Consumer eHealth.
“These changes are well-aligned with ONC’s strategic priorities, and will position ONC to move into the future with its ‘eye on the prize’ of better, safer health care through health IT with increased efficacy, efficiency and flexibility,” said National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Farzad Mostashari. “We will undertake a national search for both a Chief Medical Officer and a Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth.”
Both jobs will soon appear on USAjobs.gov, he said.
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer aims to “infuse a clinical perspective across ONC on all activities which have clinical implications.” Responsibilities include safety, usability, clinical decision support, meaningful use policy development and quality, including metrics and measurement development.
The Office of Consumer eHealth will focus on consumer engagement based on previous work initiated by ONC’s Office of Policy and Planning, including its pledge program and patient-focused challenges.