Ahmed E. Haque
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.