HHS Names Baitman CIO

Formerly CIO at Social Security Administration
HHS Names Baitman CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services has named Frank Baitman as its new CIO. He previously served as CIO at the Social Security Administration.

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He replaces John Teeter, who held the post on an interim basis since last summer, when CIO Mike Carleton retired.

Baitman's most recent previous role was as a White House Entrepreneur-In-Residence on assignment at the Food and Drug Administration. Before that, he was CIO at the Social Security Administration. He co-chaired the Federal CIO Council's Accessibility Committee's efforts to improve services to Americans with disabilities.

While at IBM, he worked in the marketing group at IBM Research and as director of corporate strategy. He also has advised government agencies on policy matters and worked with the Department of Energy's labs developing a technical transfer program.

In another personnel move at HHS, Todd Park, chief technology officer, has left HHS to join the White House as federal CTO, succeeding Aneesh Chopra.

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Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

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Anderson is news editor of Information Security Media Group and was founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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