50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Dr. Donald Rucker
National coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
As the Trump administration’s point person on health IT, Rucker is at the forefront of advocating for a new regulatory approach to address the sharing of patient data. Rucker says that application programing interfaces—APIs—which are at the center of two proposed regulations on interoperability—will reshape healthcare just as they’ve done in virtually every other industry. “You can look at America’s shopping malls if you have any doubt about the power of the app economy,” he said at Modern Healthcare’s Transformation Summit in May.