Health Policy

Former Cerner director joins White House Office for Health

In a major development of US President Barack Obama’s initiative to push for health sector reforms in US, President Obama recently announced the appointment of Nancy-Ann DeParle, former director of Cerner Corporation, as director of the White House Office for Health Reform.

Deparle had been working with Cerner (a leading supplier of healthcare IT solutions) over the last eight years. In addition, she was also holding the position of managing director for health care in a private equity fund in US.

Need for healthcare reform had been emphasised as one of the highest priority areas for President Obama and he pledged to rid the system of its inefficiencies through efficinet use of technology.

“Fixing what is wrong with our healthcare system is no longer just a moral imperative but a fiscal imperative,” President Obama told the Congress last week. “Healthcare reform that reduces costs while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve


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