HHS hires health IT lead

March 22, 2017
Former U.S. Rep. John Fleming, MD, (R-La.) has been hired to serve under HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, as deputy assistant secretary for health technology. According to news reports, Dr. Fleming supports the widespread use of health information technology and says he will work to improve health IT interoperability. During his time on Capitol Hill, he spoke out against the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), citing concerns about the administrative burden that the law would have on physicians.