Jodi G. Daniel

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Jodi Daniel has served as Director in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), since October 2005. In her current role as Director of the Office of Policy and Planning, she is responsible for considering and addressing the policy implications of key health information technology (HIT) activities. This includes establishing new policies and working with other Federal agencies and organizations and State governments to coordinate efforts and assure that existing and developing policies are consistent (HIT) and health information exchange activities and nationwide goals. She leads ONC’s regulatory and legislative activities and manages ONC’s federal advisory committees, which provide advice on all HIT policy and standards related matters. She is also responsible for the development of ONC’s HIT strategic plan to shape the direction of Federal HIT activities.

Ms. Daniel developed expertise in legal issues and HHS’s strategies regarding HIT as the first Senior Counsel for Health Information Technology in the Office of the General Counsel of HHS. In this role, she was responsible for coordinating all legal advice regarding health information technology for HHS, and was the lead attorney for ONC. Ms. Daniel founded and chaired the health information technology practice group within OGC and worked closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the development of the e-prescribing standards regulations and the proposed Stark and anti-kickback rules regarding e-prescribing and electronic health records.

Ms. Daniel also brings with her a strong background in health information privacy. As an Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of General Counsel, she was a senior member of the core team responsible for developing policies and drafting the final HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Privacy Rule modifications, and the HIPAA Enforcement Rule.

Before joining HHS, Ms. Daniel was a health care associate at Ropes & Gray, where she advised health care providers and payers on transactional, regulatory, and legislative issues. She also worked at MetLife as an internal management consultant and a health benefits consultant.

Ms. Daniel earned a law degree from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Jodi G. Daniel's Latest Blog Posts

ONC Seeks Public Comment on RFI on Governance of the Nationwide Health Information Network

Jodi G. Daniel | May 11, 2012

The release today of the Request for Information (RFI) on Governance of the Nationwide Health Information Network is a critical step toward enabling trusted and interoperable electronic health information exchange (electronic exchange) nationwide. A common set of “rules of the road” for privacy, security, business and technical requirements will help lay the necessary foundation to enable our nation’s electronic health information exchange capacity to grow. It can also help achieve the Administration’s vision for an electronically connected health system for the 21st Century that delivers efficient and quality health care for all Americans.

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Release of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015

Jodi G. Daniel | September 12, 2011

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015 (the Plan). The Plan, and our strategy, benefited from the valuable input we received on the draft Plan that was out for public comment from March 25 – May 6, 2011. The 240 responses to our blog post requesting public feedback on the draft helped us to refine and solidify the final Plan.

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