Meet ONC's New Patient Engagement Lead

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | September 15, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has a new head for its Consumer eHealth division: Lana Moriarty.  She succeeds Lygeia Ricciardi, who pioneered the position in 2012. Ricciardi stepped down earlier this summer; Moriarty, who was appointed Sept. 11, will serve as acting director for consumer e-health, working within ONC's Office of Programs & Engagement.  On Monday, Moriarty was introduced by National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, during the day-long 2014 Consumer Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., part of National Health IT Week. (It's live-streaming here until 3 p.m.)

Moriarty's experience with HIV/AIDS education and prevention in Benin and Togo, her commitment to addressing gender issues while at the World Bank and her work helping underserved communities here at home with NHSC clinicians, "will help us here at ONC as we move forward with the goal of increasing consumer engagement and fostering stronger patient-provider partnerships," wrote Kimberly Lynch, director of ONC’s Office of Programs & Engagement in an email to staff...