Director, State Health Information Exchange Program
Claudia Williams is Director of the State Health Information Exchange Program in HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, where she leads ONC’s efforts to enable health information exchange to support provider achievement of meaningful use and sustainable improvements in health and health care efficiency. She came to ONC from the Markle Foundation where she was Director of Health Policy and Public Affairs and helped direct Markle Connecting for Health, a coalition of health care leaders from across the spectrum of perspectives including technology innovators, leading provider groups, and consumer organizations who advance recommendations for using health IT to make rapid improvements in health care system performance. Prior to joining Markle, she directed the Synthesis Project for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, an initiative to inform key coverage, health market, public health, and care delivery policy decisions with strong research evidence. She has also held senior positions at the Lewin Group and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation at HHS. Ms. Williams holds an MS in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA from Duke University.