Gail L. Graham, RHIA, is the Deputy Chief Officer for Health Care Information Management for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She has guided health information management practice in VA from a paper-based, facility-centered function to an informatics service connecting people, programs, and partners throughout the federal health care system. She led VA’s participation in public-private sector initiatives, such as Consolidated Health Informatics, the National eHealth Collaborative, and the American Health Informatics Community, which created the foundation for the Nationwide Health Information Network. Graham now oversees six major program offices and a staff of more than 250 people supporting health information management and informatics, data quality, privacy, emerging health technologies, health IT innovation and other information management programs throughout VHA.
Graham has served on the board of the American Health Information Management Association, a worldwide professional association of leaders in health information management, informatics, heath data technology, and innovation. She currently represents VA on the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.
Graham has been recognized several times as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, and one of the top ten information technology innovators by Health Informatics magazine, and is a speaker, subject matter expert, and thought-leader among professional organizations and collaborative groups throughout health care.
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