Jon White, M.D.

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Dr. Jon White serves as deputy national coordinator for health information technology. The family physician has dedicated his career to improving health and health care quality through the use and sharing of electronic health information. At ONC, Dr. White provides high level executive direction and leadership for all ONC programs and policies, and advances key priorities. He has led mission-critical activities, including the publication of high priority, nationally impactful regulations, the publication of the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, a widely-publicized congressional report on information blocking, and ONC’s efforts in the precision medicine initiative.

Before his service at ONC, Dr. White was director of the division of health IT at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In his role at AHRQ, he directed hundreds of projects in 48 states, including research, demonstration and implementation projects on a wide variety of health IT applications and issues. Dr. White has deep experience working with federal government partners (including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs), as well as key health care professional, patient, policy, and health IT stakeholder groups to implement major health care initiatives.

Dr. White trained in family medicine at the University of Virginia and Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the national AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.

Jon White, M.D.'s Latest Blog Posts

NIH and ONC Launch the Sync for Science (S4S) Pilot: Enabling Individual Health Data Access and Donation

Jon White, M.D. | March 21, 2016

S4S pilots are coming!
On February 25, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), announced the launch of Sync for Science (S4S), a pilot to allow individuals to access their health data and send it to researchers in support of the goals of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Individual data donation will be a key component of the PMI Cohort Program,

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Do you have a complaint about your Electronic Health Record? ONC has a new tool that might help

Jon White, M.D. | September 16, 2015

Ever have a complaint about the inability to share electronic health information and didn’t know where to turn? Have you ever needed to tell someone about your concerns with your certified health IT product, such as an electronic health record (EHR) and didn’t know where to go?
Today, ONC launched to address these concerns and be the single point of entry for you to report problems or complaints about your health IT product.

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Meaningful Use Makes Lower Adverse Drug Rates A Reality

Jon White, M.D. | August 15, 2014

When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Digital Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, hopes were high that widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) would reduce the rate of adverse drug events in hospitals.  Advocates believed incentives that encouraged hospitals and physicians to adopt EHRs would not only encourage faster adoption, but help to improve patient health. 

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