Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HHS Names Savage as ONC Chief Privacy Officer

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has named Lucia Savage, Esq. as the new chief privacy officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Ms. Savage currently is a senior associate general counsel at insurer United Healthcare. In her role at the ONC she will provide advice to HHS and ONC on developing privacy and security programs to carry out mandates in the HITECH Act. The post will also help set privacy and security programs as ONC moves into post-HITECH initiatives.

"Savage] brings to our team a set of rich experiences at the intersection of health information, privacy, and modernizing the health care delivery system."
- Karen DeSalvo, ONC National Coordinator
"She has stellar qualifications and a passion for health IT. ... I am confident that she will bring her wealth of experience to advance critical privacy and security policies in health IT development and implementation," according to ONC head Karen DeSalvo.
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Sources:
(a) HHS Names New ONC Privacy Chief - www.HealthcareInfoSecurity.com, 10/14/2014

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