Micky Tripathi and Robinsue Frohboese Now Heads ONC and OCR at the HHS

The Biden government has designated Micky Tripathi to the position of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office.

Tripathi will lead the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, which is responsible for organizing work to carry out advanced health information technology to make sure the safe sharing of health data. The ONC is presently supervising efforts to give Americans quick access to their health information by means of their smartphones and is using the 21st Century Cures Act terms to boost health IT interoperability and forbid information blocking.

Tripathi has a lot of work experience in safe health information exchange and knows the present interoperability problems in the healthcare sector. Before becoming a member of the ONC, Tripathi was previously the chief alliance officer at Arcadia, a healthcare analytics and software firm. He was in charge of building partnerships to improve healthcare using innovative IT technology.

Tripathi was likewise the manager of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a strategy and management consulting company, the CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, the first president and CEO of the Indiana Health information Exchange, and was part of the boards of the Datica, HL7 FHIR Foundation, Sequoia Project, the CARIN Alliance and the CommonWell Health Alliance.

Arcadia CEO Sean Carroll said that Micky has been an industry-wide leader on healthcare interoperability and has a vision for the value of prompt sharing of the correct data to improve healthcare delivery while minimizing costs. Tripthi is really best suited for this very crucial mission.
Tripathi took the place of Donald Rucker, M.D., who been in this position for the last 4 years.

The HHS has additionally confirmed that Robinsue Frohboese is now the Acting Director of the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, the primary HIPAA compliance enforcer. Frohboese was formerly the principal deputy director of OCR and replaced acting director March Bell, who got the position on January 15, 2020 after the past OCR Director Roger Severino left the post.

Frohboese has had an important role in a lot of civil rights projects and the implementation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule by OCR.

Before taking on the position as OCR’s principal deputy director, Frohboese was with the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for 17 years. He was the first Senior Trial Attorney and eventually became the Deputy Chief.

Elizabeth Hernandez

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