Judy Murphy is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. In this role, she coordinates federal efforts to assist health care providers and organizations in adopting health information technology to improve care and works to promote consumers’ greater understanding and use of health information technology for their own health. She is responsible for administering the federally-funded HITECH (Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) programs for 62 Regional Extension Centers, 56 State-Designated Entities for Health Information Exchange, 17 Beacon Programs, 4 Workforce Training Programs, Electronic Health Record Certification, Consumer eHealth, and the Health IT Resource Center.

She is a nurse who came to the ONC in December of 2011 with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, an integrated delivery network with 15 hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, home health agencies and over 30,000 employees. She led their EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early adopters of health IT. Most recently she was Vice President, EHR Applications, and managed the organization’s successful achievement of Stage 1 EHR Meaningful Use, with incentive payments beginning in September 2011.

Her informatics interests lie in system implementation methodologies, health IT project management, automated clinical documentation, and the use of technology to support evidence-based practice; she has published and lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. She has a long-standing reputation of patient advocacy and maintaining a “patient-centric” point of view, and approaches her work with unyielding energy as well as dedication, passion, and commitment to the healthcare transformation enabled by technology.

Judy was on the Health IT Standards Committee in its inception in May 2009 until she took her role as Deputy in December 2011. On that committee, she co-chaired the Implementation Workgroup, and was a member of the Meaningful Use Workgroup. She has also served on the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Board of Directors and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board of Directors. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics, and HIMSS. She received the 2006 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, was named one of the “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” in 2007 by HealthLeaders magazine, and was selected as one of 33 Nursing Informatics’ Pioneers to participate in the Nursing Informatics History Project sponsored by AMIA, NLM, AAN, and RWJF.