John Rancourt

Deputy Director, Office of Technology


Mr. Rancourt serves as Deputy Director of the Office of Technology (OTECH). This office advises the National Coordinator and the Deputy National Coordinator on health information technology matters and fosters health information innovation. OTECH oversees coordination with federal agencies and industry stakeholders for advancing health information technology interoperability for improved health care delivery. OTECH is also responsible for ONC’s standards coordination activities with all of the health IT standards development organizations, including administration of the ONC Health IT Certification Program, the Certified Health IT Product Lists, and the certification testing tools. 

Mr. Rancourt joined ONC in 2011 as a Presidential Management Fellow. During his fellowship, he worked on ONC’s State Health Information Exchange Program and performed a rotation with Inova Health System’s Informatics Department. Since then, he has held a variety of leadership positions at ONC, including serving as the Deputy Director of the former Office of Care Transformation and most recently as the Director of the Interoperability Division in the Office of Policy. During his tenure at ONC, Mr. Rancourt has led policy and programmatic activities for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), state and Medicaid interoperability efforts, social determinants of health data interoperability, value-based transformation enabled by health IT, consumer engagement and data access, and interoperability activities for public health, behavioral health, emergency medical services, and long-term and post-acute care providers. 

Prior to his work at ONC, Mr. Rancourt built both wide and deep health policy expertise through a range of roles, including on Capitol Hill, for the Government Accountability Office, on a political campaign, for pharmaceutical companies, as a patient advocate, and as a health care industry journalist. Mr. Rancourt was also a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow with the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine). 

Mr. Rancourt holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Administration from American University.