Susannah Fox Named HHS CTO; Sylvia Mathews Burwell Comments

Susannah Fox
Susannah Fox

The Department of Health and Human Services has appointed Susannah Fox, a more than 10-year veteran of the Pew Research Center, to succeed Bryan Sivak as the department’s chief technology officer, Fedscoop reported Thursday.

Billy Mitchell writes Fox worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at at the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation after service as associate director for health and technology studies at the Pew Research Center.

“As the CTO, Susannah will bring her commitment to promoting the effective and responsible use of technology throughout the healthcare sector to improve health outcomes and the patient experience around the country,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Fox wrote in a blog post posted on the HHS website that she aims to expand the department’s open health data initiative and help drive innovation through IDEA Lab.

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