ONC's Michael McCoy: My paramount goal is doing what's right for the patient

Michael, McCoy, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's newly appointed chief health information officer (CHIO) "jumped" at the chance to join the federal government in this capacity, according to a new blog post in which he introduces himself to the community.

McCoy, ONC's first CHIO, outlined what he brings to the table, including his experience as a solo practitioner who was an early electronic health record adopter, his work with several EHR developers (and the mistakes they made), and his involvement with several hospital EHR rollouts. He stressed that his paramount goal is to do what's "right for the patient," and he said he hopes that informaticians can "help lift everyone up to the level that is required to deliver the learning health system of the future." Blog post