Dr. Patrick Conway, who currently serves as director of hospital medicine and an associate professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, will become the CMS' new chief medical officer and director of the agency's Office of Clinical Standards and Quality on May 9. In the role, Conway succeeds Dr. Barry Straube, who retired in March.
CMS names Conway its new CMO
From 2008 to 2010, Conway served as chief medical officer in the policy division in the secretary's office at HHS, where he managed the department's quality-related activities, including a $40 million National Quality Forum contract and the Medicare Personal Health Record Choice pilot. He also was responsible for measuring and improving health outcomes across HHS, according to an internal CMS memo. From 2007 to 2008, Conway served as a White House fellow assigned to the office of the secretary at HHS and to the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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