Richard Kronick will step down as director of HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective March 18. He will return to the University of California at San Diego, where he became a faculty member in 1991.
It's estimated that 22 veterans die by suicide each day and, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, inaccurate medical records mask why veterans take their lives, thwarting efforts to lower suicide rates.
Dr. Carolyn Clancy, the former longtime director of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is now interim undersecretary for health at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Dr. Carolyn Clancy knows the Veterans Affairs Department needs wholesale changes in its healthcare delivery. And the agency is beginning to take drastic steps to right the ship, she said in an interview.