Dr. Seidman leads the Meaningful Use Division in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Seidman works to evolve meaningful use practice and policy; help providers become meaningful users of health IT through ONCâ€™s Regional Extension Center Program; and oversee ONCâ€™s e-Quality Measurement agenda.
During two decades in health care, Dr. Seidman has focused on quality measurement and improvement; the intersection of e-health and health services research; and structuring consumer e-health interventions to support improved health behaviors and informed decision making. Previously, Dr. Seidman was the founding President of the Center for Information Therapy, which advanced the practice and science of using health IT to deliver tailored information to consumers to help them make better health decisions. At the IxCenter, Seidman focused on stimulating innovation, diffusing best practices, and evangelizing for a patient-centered orientation to implementation of health IT applications.
Dr. Seidman has also served as Director of Measure Development at the National Committee for Quality Assurance and has done research and analysis related to providers at the American College of Cardiology and the Advisory Board Company.
Seidman earned a Ph.D. in Health Services Research and an M.H.S. in Health Policy & Management from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.