MD, MS, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Don Rucker is Chief Strategy Officer at 1upHealth which provides scalable serverless FHIR data pipelines that enable the modern data world. He recently served as the National Coordinator at ONC where he led the writing of the ONC 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability Rule giving patients control of their medical records using apps of the patient’s choosing. Dr. Rucker pioneered the policy building the HL7 Bulk FHIR standard which enables effective use of EHR data for “big data” analytic and operational tools. He co-developed the world’s first Windows based EMR and continued with transformative work in computerized physician order entry as well as leading policy for health information exchange. Dr. Rucker was instrumental in reforming physician CPT4 documentation that eliminated “cut & paste” activities impacting 500 million US physician notes a year. Dr. Rucker has practiced emergency medicine for 30 years and is currently on the adjunct faculty at the Ohio State University Dept of Emergency Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and clinical informatics. He has an MBA and an MS in medical computer science, both from Stanford.