Chitra Mohla is currently the Director of the Community College Workforce Program in the Office of Provider Adoption Support (OPAS), in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Ms. Mohla is responsible for administering the Workforce Community College cooperative agreement programs. These programs are designed to create or expand existing health information technology programs at community colleges. Professionals trained through these programs will provide key support to HITECH Act directives such as the Regional Extension Centers, the Health Information Technology Research Center, and the State Health Information Exchange Program.
At ONC, Ms. Mohla was also the lead for the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup, which involved coordinating the development of strategies and recommendations regarding personal health information management tools and their effect on health information technology.
While working at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health she managed a Biomedical Computing contract for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. She also coordinated the design and development of an intranet and internet website for the division.
Prior to that, Ms. Mohla worked at the Childrenâ€™s National Medical Center as the Supervisor/Team Leader of the Clinical Virology Laboratory. During her tenure at Childrenâ€™s she was involved in the implementation of the Sunquest Laboratory Information System, including the implementation and installation of â€œDr.Chartâ€ an electronic data transfer system for hospital laboratory outreach programs. She also developed and evaluated new procedures and equipment for use in the clinical laboratory; the findings were published in peer reviewed journals and presented at scientific meetings.