National coordinator for health information technology,
Health and Human Services
ONC chief Tripathi in 2021 led implementation of the first phase of long-awaited data-sharing regulations mandated in the 21st Century Cures Act—a set of regulations he said would force a “culture change” in healthcare. He also pushed forward work with the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, co-chaired a workgroup with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review public health data systems, and established “health equity by design” as a core principle of the ONC’s work.
He was chief alliance officer for Arcadia and project manager of the Argonaut Project, a collaboration focused on FHIR. He has served on the boards of HL7, the Sequoia Project, CommonWell Health Alliance, and CARIN Alliance. He was president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative and founding president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange.
Tripathi speaks: “HIEs are a really important part of the landscape. I think that they should be encouraged and will hopefully flourish in all sorts of ways. What’s needed are nationwide interoperability networks that provide that type of service; but the bigger challenge is how you scale up to provide services that the market needs and wants.”