Doug Fridsma, M.D., chief science officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is leaving the post in November to become president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Fridsma has been a major force at ONC during the past four years, particularly in the areas of standards development and interoperability, and moving development of a nationwide health information network to a public-private partnership. He also served for a time on the Health IT Standards Committee, a federal advisory body, before moving to ONC. He presently serves as a board member of Health Level Seven International and the National e-Health Collaborative.

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