Craig Brammer

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Director, Beacon Community Program
Craig Brammer is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and serves as Director of the Beacon Community Program. Beacon represents ONC’s innovation portfolio for demonstrating health IT’s role in accelerating gains in health care quality, efficiency, and population health. This $250 million program includes 17 diverse communities across the US where clinicians, hospitals and other partners are testing novel technologies and leveraging health IT to drive improvement.

Craig is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center where his work prior to joining ONC involved research and instruction on management, performance measurement, payment innovation and information technology. He has led several large-scale health care improvement initiatives involving health IT, payment innovation and performance improvement, and his work has been published in leading healthcare journals such as Health Affairs and the American Journal of Managed Care.

Craig Brammer's Latest Blog Posts

Beacon Community Program’s 2nd Anniversary: America’s Most Wired Communities Light the Way

Craig Brammer | May 4, 2012

Every day, technology is improving how we do business, how we stay in touch and how we take better care of our health. Technology is modernizing our world. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was the down payment to accelerate the use of technology as the foundation for the broader health care improvement revolution, and two years later we are realizing the rewards of the initial investment. Leaders in communities across the country understood that innovative technology was critical to success in a transformed payment environment,

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