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New Deputy Director for HHS

Feature-hugeCraig Brammer will be the new deputy director for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He will be leaving his current position in Cincinnati as the project director of Aligning Forces for Quality.

Aligning Forces for Quality is the “Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.”

Additionally, Brammer currently works as a senior research associate at the University of Cincinnati with the Department of Public Health Services. He will begin serving as the new deputy director sometime later this month.

Brammer will begin serving as the deputy director for the Beacon Community Program. The program aims to provide funding for selected communities to build their health IT infrastructure. It will take these communities to a new level of health care efficiency and quality, and in turn be a model for other efforts nationwide.

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