Claudia Williams is Senior Advisor for Health Technology and Innovation at the White House, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role she galvanizes the blue button movement which now gives more than 150 million Americans access to their own digital health data and builds partnerships with private and public entities that are leveraging HITECH, open data and ACA to remake the digital landscape in health care, producing cost savings, health improvements and new business opportunities. She co-leads OSTP’s Ebola response team.
Claudia previously led the health information exchange portfolio and team for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), providing strategic direction to ONC’s efforts to rapidly enable information exchange to achieve meaningful use and improve health care. Prior to joining ONC, she was Director of Health Policy and Public Affairs at the Markle Foundation, where she led Connecting for Health, a 100 member public-private collaborative of tech, provider, consumer and health plan leaders working to improve health and health care through health IT. She holds an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA from Duke University.