Ahmed E. Haque

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Ahmed E. Haque
Director, Office of Programs & Engagement

Ahmed Haque is the Director of the Office of Programs & Engagement in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The Office of Programs & Engagement is responsible for leading the national adoption of interoperable health IT through HITECH programs, including implementing programs to support delivery system reform in states and communities. This work is done through an accelerated rapid-cycle learning process which includes peer-to-peer learning, workforce education, technical assistance development, & resource disseminating, including a focus on educating all members of the community to promote active engagement of patients and their families throughout the care delivery process. These programs are working jointly with health care providers and consumers to adopt, optimize, and use interoperable health IT.

Prior to his appointment to HHS, Ahmed was with the National Quality Forum (NQF) where he served as a program designer and subject matter expert for technical assistance and outreach related to electronic clinical quality measures and other health informatics standards used in various hospital and ambulatory quality and payment reporting programs. Ahmed also was with the American Hospital Association (AHA) where he focused on health services research related to healthcare policy and translational research on health IT. Additionally, he served as a program designer for web, data warehousing, and social media. Prior to AHA, Ahmed was founder and Principal and Managing Director of Reviving Styles, an IT start-up firm. Reviving Styles was a web development and digital strategy agency focused on helping healthcare organizations and physician groups use cloud computing to manage their online presence and engage patients and professional audiences.

Ahmed E. Haque's Latest Blog Posts

Online Health IT Tools and Technical Assistance Will Help State Innovation Model States, and Others, Implement Innovative Care Transformation

Ahmed E. Haque | April 2, 2015

Beginning this month, ONC is partnering with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop specialized technical assistance as well as comprehensive online health IT tools and resources for State Innovation Model (SIM) states.  The online resources are also available to states not participating in the program.

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New ONC Grant Funding Opportunities Help Advance Health IT in Communities and Workforce Training

Ahmed E. Haque | February 3, 2015

ONC has released a funding opportunity announcement designed to strengthen the health IT workforce and build on work done by the 17 Beacon Communities to innovate health care delivery with the goal of building a learning health system, as outlined in the recently posted Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. These initiatives are part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to achieve better care, smarter savings and healthier people.

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HHS and ONC invest $28 Million in Health Information Exchange Grants

Ahmed E. Haque |

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this morning an important Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) funding opportunity, which is part of a Department-wide effort to achieve the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information to improve health and transform care as outlined in the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Version 1.0.

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Practice Transformation: RECs Partnering with Health Care Providers Like You

Ahmed E. Haque | September 18, 2013

This is one in a series of blog posts to coincide with National Health IT Week. To follow the conversation on Twitter, look for the #NHITweek hashtag.
Health information technology (health IT) is essential for better health, better patient care, and controlling costs, but effectively using it requires training and focus. More than 130,000 primary care providers (PCPs), 40% of all PCPs in the country, already receive support from Regional Extension Centers (RECs) for adoption and Meaningful Use of health IT.

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