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CMS names first chief data officer
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has named Niall Brennan as essentially its first Big Data czar. Brennan will head the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the CMS as its first chief data officer, “tasked with overseeing improvements in data collection and dissemination as the agency strives to be more transparent,” according to a CMS announcement Wednesday.

Brennan, who has been serving as the acting director of the CMS’ Offices of Enterprise Management, was appointed to the newly created position after leading various CMS data programs and initiatives at OEM.