CMS' first health informatics chief out after 4 months on the job

Mark Roche, MD, is leaving his role as CMS' chief health informatics officer after four months on the job, according to Politico's Morning eHealth newsletter.

CMS tapped Dr. Roche to serve as its first CHIO in February. He stepped into the role with more than 18 years of experience in clinical and bioinformatics. As CHIO, Dr. Roche was responsible for clinical, technical and interoperability strategies.

He is leaving his post as the ONC and CMS are analyzing comments on their information blocking and interoperability proposals. Additionally, Dr. Roche will be stepping down from his role as CMS' federal representative to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.

Along with Dr. Roche, Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, stepped down from HITAC due to his busy schedule, Politico reports. 

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