Steven Posnack SPH '06

Steven Posnack joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in July 2005. From 2005 to 2010, Steve served as a Senior Policy Analyst within ONC’s Office of Policy and Research. Steve led ONC’s Federal Policy Division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In 2014 he began serving as the Director of the Office of Standards and Technology,

Steve co-led many of ONC’s high-priority health IT policy development and coordination activities, including the rulemakings related to the CMS and HHS OIG proposed and final rules to modify the EHR donation rules under the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark) and Anti-kickback Statute; the 2012 RFI on a governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network; the 2013 Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange; the 2014 draft report on a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT as required by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Section 618; the FDA guidance on mobile medical applications; and various aspects of privacy and security policy related to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules and breach notification requirements.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science (MS) in Security Informatics from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and a Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate.