Steven Posnack joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in July 2005.
Prior to serving as the Director of the Office of Standards and Technology, Steve led ONC’s Federal Policy Division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In this capacity, Steve led ONC’s regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, and several federal policy development and coordination activities.
As the Federal Policy Division Director, Steve developed the health IT standards and certification policy necessary to support the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Steve authored and supervised the drafting of all regulations issued by ONC during this time period, including several standards and certification criteria regulations, the regulations necessary to establish the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on metadata standards.