The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will eliminate its Office of the Chief Privacy Officer next year as ONC shifts priorities and attempts to become a leaner and more accountable agency.

Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy at the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights, has been serving as ONC’s Acting Chief Privacy Officer since Lucia Savage’s departure in January. However, McGraw’s days at ONC are numbered with no plans for a permanent replacement.

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