Former ONC chief Dr. Don Rucker joins interoperability startup

Donald Rucker, MD, has been named chief strategy officer of 1upHealth, a cloud-based Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources platform.

Three details:

  1. Dr. Rucker recently served as national coordinator for the ONC for health IT, a position he held for nearly four years. At the ONC, he led the development and issuance of ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule, which supports patient access and interoperability of health data. Dr. Rucker also co-developed Microsoft's EHR, according to a news release

  2. At 1upHealth, Dr. Rucker will guide the company's innovations in FHIR-enabled computing and deliver them to clients to help them meet clinical, technical and reimbursement demands, according to the release.

  3. "I am excited to join 1upHealth because the team has built a unique software portfolio to provide customers scalable FHIR services with modern, computable architecture that will help link payers, providers and the rapidly expanding healthcare app economy, all to give patients new and better care while securely protecting their privacy," Dr. Rucker said.

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