Health IT company Cerner Corp. has named Patrick Murphy as the new chairman of the Cerner Government advisory board. Murphy takes the reins from outgoing advisory board member, Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and governor of Nebraska.
“Cerner is a leader in the health IT community, and I am excited to lead its advisory board,” said Murphy, a former undersecretary of the Army and member of Congress.
“With the release of the 21st Century Cures Act final rules on interoperability and data blocking, we can now advance the decades-long pursuit of improved consumer access to personal health data and meaningful information sharing,” he continued. “At Cerner, patients are the primary focus and the security of their data is our utmost priority. We will continue to support policies that unleash innovation, not restrict it, and I am committed to help move these priorities forward.”
The first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress, Murphy is currently the chairman of innovation at the U.S Military Academy at West Point and an ambassador for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes initiative.
He served previously as the 32nd undersecretary of the Army and was also on the Appropriations, Intelligence and Armed Services Committees while in Congress.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Senator Kerrey for his leadership as board chair and his commitment to our nation’s Service members and Veterans,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “We are honored to welcome Patrick as the new chairman of our advisory board. Patrick’s leadership, energy and passion to improve the health and well-being of the Veteran community will help drive the board and its initiatives forward.”