Interview with Tony Trenkle, CIO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Tony Trenkle is the Director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OESS is responsible for the overall coordination of CMS' e-health initiatives (including personal health records) as well as regulations, enforcement and outreach for the HIPAA Administrative Simplification standards (with the exception of privacy) and the Medicare Modernization Act e-prescribing program. Tony also works closely with the Office of the National Coordinator on a number of key Departmental initiatives, including the American Health Information Community (AHIC).