Former Siemens Chief Medical Officer Donald Rucker, MD, according to several news reports, has been named as the new National Coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HHS has not confirmed Dr. Rucker’s position as of April 3, 2017.
HIMSS was happy to host Dr. Rucker at HIMSS17 and Physician’s IT Symposium. During the many years of interacting with Dr. Rucker, we have found him to thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable, and well informed on a broad range of health IT issues, including interoperability, standards and the health IT user experience.
Once his position has been officially confirmed, we will look forward to sharing our thoughts and further comments on Dr. Rucker and the ONC.