Robert Kolodner, MD, is the co-founder and president of Collaborative Transformations LLC, which consults with government and non-profit organizations regarding their health IT strategies and plans. In addition, Kolodner serves as the chief health informatics officer for Open Health Tools, Inc., a multinational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people through the transformation of open-source health information technologies for personal health, healthcare delivery, and population health.
Previously, Kolodner served for 31 years in both the Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services departments. From 2006 to April 2009, he served as the President's designated lead for the United States eHealth initiative as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the Office of the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). His responsibilities included developing, maintaining and directing the implementation of a health IT strategic plan as well as directing related national activities.