VA taps Luigart as deputy CIO for health

The Veterans Affairs Department named Craig Luigart deputy CIO for health. Luigart had been serving as VA associate deputy assistant secretary for policies, plans and programs. He will report to VA CIO Robert McFarland, VA said last week.

VA also named Robert Kolodner chief health informatics officer, a position he had held in an acting capacity. Kolodner also served as acting deputy CIO for health, in which he has overseen establishment of computerized clinical records for veterans.

Before coming to VA in 2003, Luigart was the Education Department CIO. He received his B.A. from the University of Louisville in Kentucky and a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Kolodner graduated from Harvard College and received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine.

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