HHS Appoints new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Technology

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Former Louisiana Rep. John Fleming to join HHS under Trump – March 20, 2017, By Richard Rainey, NOLA.COM

“Former U.S. Rep John Fleming has decided on a path less traveled of late by runners-up in recent elections. Rather than follow former Sens. David Vitter and Mary Landrieu and Rep. Charles Boustany into lobbying, he will take a post in the administration of President Donald Trump.

Fleming said Monday (March 20) that he has accepted a job as deputy assistant secretary for health technology within the Department of Health and Human Services. He described his role as a linchpin in finding ways to improve how physicians use technology to practice medicine.

"It's clear there's a lot of work to do, and they're anxious to get somebody in place and start activating this," he said…”

G2X TAKE: The new HHS Secretary continues to build out his key staff, this time adding a new leader to help drive technology. It is unclear how and if this will role will interface with ONC, but this Navy Veteran and M.D. brings a level of perspective and insight to this new role.

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