Speaker Biography
Tony Trenkle
Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Information Services (OIS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Tony Trenkle is the Director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OESS is responsible for the overall coordination of CMS’ e-health initiatives (including personal health records) as well as regulations, enforcement and outreach for the HIPAA Administrative Simplification standards (with the exception of privacy) and the Medicare Modernization Act e-prescribing program. Tony also works closely with the Office of the National Coordinator on a number of key Departmental initiatives, including the American Health Information Community (AHIC).

Before joining CMS in 2005, Tony was the Deputy Associate Commissioner for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Electronic Services. In this capacity, he oversaw the development of SSA’s Internet on-line services for the public.

Prior to SSA, Tony served as the Director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Electronic Commerce, where he led GSA and Federal initiatives in electronic procurement, electronic grants, and electronic government. As part of his GSA responsibilities, he co-chaired the Federal Electronic Commerce Program Office, where he was responsible for coordinating Federal-wide electronic commerce activities.