IHS HIT Modernization Project:
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Workstream
Director of the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office
Ph.D. Health Policy, Strategy, IT from George Washington University
MHSA, Health Leadership and Management from George Washington University
Lauren Thompson is a recognized leader with 30 years of experience as a manager in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She is known for skillful leadership, collaborative approaches, and her strategic vision, balanced by pragmatism. She has an ability to drive change through innovation and is an expert in managing highly collaborative and complex programs Presently, she serves as Director of the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office, where she is driving transformation in military and veteran healthcare through health data sharing and interoperability across the Military and Veterans health systems and with the private sector. She currently serves on the Health IT Advisory Committee, advising the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) on health IT policy and standards. Previously she led the Federal Health Architecture program for ONC on behalf of the DoD, VA, SSA and other federal agencies. She also led the Standards and Interoperability Framework initiative for ONC and managed the standards portfolio.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Altarum Institute, MITRE Corporation, Northrop Grumman and Principal Innovation LLC.