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Report: HHS Appoints Ed Simcox as Acting CIO

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Ed Simcox, chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed to serve as HHS chief information officer on an acting basis, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

He will lead the department’s information technology operations until a permanent CIO is hired.

As HHS CTO, Simcox oversees programs related to data management and sharing, technology-related healthcare innovation and public-private partnerships, according to a department official.

He previously held several leadership roles in Logicalis, AT&T, Saurian Technologies, Indiana University Health and the government of Indianapolis before joining HHS in July 2017.

Former HHS CIO Beth Killoran has moved to the department’s Office of the Surgeon General and has been tasked with developing an information systems management strategy for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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