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Jon White, M.D.

Acting National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
HHS Office of the Secretary

Dr. Jon White, Acting Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs (ASGA) and Deputy National Coordinator, is a family physician who has dedicated his career to improving health and health care quality through the use and sharing of electronic health information. At ONC, Dr. White provides high level executive direction and leadership for all ONC programs and policies, and advances key priorities. He has led mission-critical activities, including the publication of high priority, nationally impactful regulations, the publication of the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, a widely publicized Congressional Report on Information Blocking, and ONC’s efforts in the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Before his service at ONC, Dr. White was Director of the Division of Health IT at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In his role at AHRQ, Dr. White directed hundreds of projects in 48 States, including research, demonstration and implementation projects on a wide variety of health IT applications and issues. Dr. White has deep experience working with federal government partners (including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs), as well as key health care professional, patient, policy, and health IT stakeholder groups to implement major health care initiatives.

Dr. White trained in family medicine at the University of Virginia and Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the national AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.

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Content last reviewed on January 20, 2017