Judy Murphy

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Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy
Judy Murphy is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at the
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and
Human Services in Washington D.C. She is a nurse, who came to the ONC in
December of 2011 with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at
Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, an integrated delivery network with 15
hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, home health agencies and over 30,000
employees. She led the EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early
adopters of health IT. Most recently she was Vice President-EHR Applications,
and managed the organization’s successful achievement of Stage 1 EHR
Meaningful, with incentive payments beginning in September 2011.

Her informatics interests lie in system implementation methodologies, health
IT project management, automated clinical documentation, and the use of
technology to support evidence-based practice; she has published and lectured
nationally and internationally on these topics. She has a long-standing
reputation of patient advocacy and maintaining a "patient-centric" point of
view, and approaches her work with unyielding energy as well as dedication,
passion, and commitment to the healthcare transformation enabled by

Judy has been on the Health IT Standards Committee since its inception in
May 2009. On that committee, she co-chaired the Implementation Workgroup, and
was a member of the Meaningful Use Workgroup. She has also served on the
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Board of Directors and the
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board of Directors.
She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of
Medical Informatics and HIMSS. She received the 2006 HIMSS Nursing Informatics
Leadership Award, was named one of the "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better"
in 2007 by HealthLeaders magazine, and was selected as one of 33 Nursing
Informatics' Pioneers to participate in the Nursing Informatics History Project
sponsored by AMIA, NLM, AAN, and RWJF.

Judy Murphy's Latest Blog Posts

Nurses, “Ask for YOUR e-Health Record!”

Judy Murphy | September 10, 2012

As the 2012 National Health IT Week begins, we’d like to call on the 3.2  million registered nurses across the nation and the important roles they serve everyday as caregivers, advocates, educators, and health consumers to take action in their own health.  In support of ONC’s Consumer e-Health Program, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and American Nurses Association (ANA) have been working with ONC to engage the nation’s nurses to help patients get more involved in their health and health care by asking them to be more involved patients themselves. 

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White House Rural Council’s Health IT Initiative Helps Community Colleges Tailor Programs to Workforce Needs

Judy Murphy | June 27, 2012

With a major workforce transition underway in many rural hospitals and health clinics, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a conference call with staff from nearly 80 rural community colleges recently to discuss federal resources available to expand training for health information technology workers.

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Kudos to Our Federal Advisory Committees

Judy Murphy | February 8, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is very proud of the two federal advisory committees that we support: The Health IT Policy and the Health IT Standards Committees. Created by the HITECH Act to provide input on the policies and technologies needed to improve health and care, the Committees, as noted in a recent blog post by David Kibbe and Brian Klepper , are an invaluable resource.

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