January 20 will be Vindell Washington’s last day on the job as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Although he has been at the helm of ONC for less than six months, Washington is leaving the agency and government service with a strong sense of accomplishment.

Washington, a physician who is board certified in emergency medicine, sees the “signature achievements” during his tenure at ONC as being those that supported the Obama administration’s “capstone initiatives,” including delivery system reform, precision medicine and the Cancer Moonshot.

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