Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Julia Skapik, M.D., M.P.H. is a board-certified Internist and Medical Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where she has worked on electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) in the EHR Incentive Program since 2012. She led ONC’s role in the creation of the Value Set Authority Center at the National Library of Medicine, including content harmonization, governance, and quality assurance processes. She currently co-leads the ONC-CMS Tacoma contract to harmonize data elements, models and expression language standards across clinical decision support and eCQMs. She looks forward to ongoing opportunities with health IT stakeholders working toward common data elements, modularization of eCQM specifications and certification, a national testbed for health IT data, continuing to LEAN out federal business processes, and improvements in federal health IT regulations that enable innovation and usability in the private sphere. She came to ONC from an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation and first experienced HIT policy during a Mirzayan Policy Fellowship at the Institute of Medicine in 2007. She completed her M.D. and M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins University, her residency in general internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and currently moonlights at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Virginia as a hospitalist.