2022 Speaker Profile

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Lana Moriarty, MPH, Senior Advisor, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Lana Moriarty serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Lana provides strategic vision and leadership to the Interoperability Division around patient access, patient identity and matching, and stakeholder engagement. She works to educate and empower individuals via technology to be active and equal partners with their care team members in decision making and managing their health and wellness. 

Prior to serving in this role, Lana focused on improving access to health care for the nation’s most under-served communities by managing the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps. Prior to this role, Ms. Moriarty was with the World Bank Group, where she worked as a Gender Specialist to ensure the needs of women and girls were included in the Bank’s many overseas development operations. 

From 1993-1997 and 2000- 2001, Ms. Moriarty served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the West African countries of Benin and Togo, where she focused on HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and rural community development issues. Ms. Moriarty holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Auburn University.


Improving Patient Access to and Understanding of Electronic Health Information

Seamless access to data will help level the playing field and provide opportunities for people to take advantage of innovative applications and services so they can better understand their health, make improvements, and better communicate with others.  The Cures Act Final Rule and ONC’s efforts enhance access and enable patients to more quickly and easily get, use, and share their electronic health information using their smartphones and modern software apps. More patients can get their health information electronically to make informed decisions about their health and care. Learn about ONC’s educational resources and focus to not only improve access to patient data, but efforts to improve understanding and use of the data.

  • Understand how Health IT facilitates health literacy

  • Learn about the status of patient access in the US

  • Hear about ONC’s Cures Final Rule and education to improve patient access