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Join National Coordinator Dr. Don Rucker for a Conversation on Critical Health IT Policy Issues

On Tuesday, March 6, at 5:30 PM PT in Palazzo K, Donald Rucker, MD, the National Coordinator for Health IT, will provide, The Washington Perspective: A Fireside Chat with the ONC National Coordinator.  

In this engaging session, Dr. Rucker will have a candid conversation on topics which will include the 21st Century Cures Act and the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC’s) focus on improving health IT interoperability and usability, and Dr. Rucker’s thoughts on the future of health IT. 

Dr. Rucker previously worked as a clinical professor of emergency medicine and biomedical informatics at the Ohio State University and Premise Health, a worksite clinic provider, where he served as chief medical officer.

Dr. Rucker started his informatics career at Datamedic Corporation where he co-developed the world's first Microsoft Windows based electronic medical record. He then served as chief medical officer at Siemens Healthcare USA.  Dr. Rucker has practiced emergency medicine for a variety of organizations including at Kaiser in California; at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was the first full-time emergency department attending; at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Presbyterian and Pennsylvania Hospitals; and most recently at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Rucker is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with board certifications in emergency medicine, internal medicine and clinical informatics. He holds a Master’s degree in medical computer science and a Master of Business Administration, both from Stanford.