Technology and Health Care: The View From HHS

he-aa250_hhs_fo_j_20160921133219As the chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Susannah Fox is carrying on a mission that has long been a passion: helping people navigate health care and related technology.

Before being tapped for the federal post last year, she briefly served as entrepreneur in residence at the health-care-focused Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, but had her longest tenure at the Pew Research Center as associate director of the Internet Project from 2000-2014. There, Ms. Fox, who has a degree in anthropology, pioneered research methods to explore how information technology and social media affect the health-care industry and the consumer health-care experience, with a special focus on finding innovative ways to deliver care to people living with chronic illness.

By Laura Landro | The Wall Street Journal

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