Judy Murphy will lead one of five top divisions in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS.
Murphy to be ONC deputy coordinator
During the Medical Group Management Association's conference in Las Vegas, ONC head Dr. Farzad Mostashari told Modern Healthcare that Murphy would be the new deputy national coordinator for programs and policy. Murphy fills the position that was left vacant when Mostashari was named to lead the ONC, succeeding Dr. David Blumenthal, who resigned to return to Harvard.
Murphy is vice president of electronic health records applications at Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care, a 12-hospital integrated delivery system, and has served as a member of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
"She's just a terrific, terrific person who brings not only real-life experience with EHR implementation," Mostashari said. "She brings that scientific experience with AMIA. She also brings that concern for patients that nurses have been doing for our healthcare system for centuries and puts it all in a package. And, she has amazing positive energy."
HHS recently announced the reorganization of the ONC, with deputies heading four divisions reporting to a new position of principal deputy, who will report to Mostashari. The principal deputy has not yet been named.
The Office of the Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy oversees ONC offices of standards and interoperability, provider adoption support, state and community programs and policy and planning, according to an organizational chart on the ONC's website.
Hear more about Murphy's appointment in a video interview with Mostashari in Tuesday's [email protected] coverage.
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