Seth Pazinski

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Seth Pazinski serves as the director of the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Prior to this, Mr. Pazinski led ONC’s Division for Planning and Operations from 2009 to 2014. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan, facilitating ONC’s implementation planning activities, and managing ONC’s two federal advisory committees – the HIT Policy Committee and the HIT Standards Committee.

From 2007 to 2009, he served as the special assistant to the national coordinator, focusing on a wide range of project management and communications responsibilities. Before joining ONC, he was a project manager for the Quality Improvement Organization program at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Mr. Pazinski earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, and advertising from Temple University and a Master's degree in public relations and corporate communications at Georgetown University.

Seth Pazinski's Latest Blog Posts

Advancing Nationwide, Trusted Health Information Networks

Seth Pazinski | April 2, 2024

Health IT has become integral to health care delivery and this trend has accelerated since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Hundreds of thousands of physician offices, hospitals, and health systems now use ONC-certified health IT to store, process, access, exchange, and use electronic health information (EHI), setting the groundwork for nationwide interoperability. A new report to Congress provides updates on this progress led and coordinated by ONC.

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ONC’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee: 2023 Recap and a Look Ahead to 2024

Seth Pazinski | January 18, 2024

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) plays an important role in informing ONC policies and programs, consisting of experts across the health care industry offering a wide range of health IT perspectives. The HITAC recommends policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria to the national coordinator across five target areas: interoperability, privacy and security, patient access to information, use of technologies that support public health, and design and use of technologies that advance health equity.

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – An Opportunity for Improved Care Coordination

Seth Pazinski | March 29, 2022

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometime face in connecting to the communities in which they live.  ONC works to ensure that health IT improves the health and health care of all Americans, including vulnerable populations such as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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