David Ford is the Vice President of Health Information Technology. He develops CMA’s thought leadership in all aspects of health IT – EHRs, health information exchange, and telehealth. David is a nationally recognized expert on the transition to electronic health records and health information exchange.
Prior to joining CMA, David was the Executive Director of CalHIPSO, the largest federally designated Regional Extension Center (REC) for Health Information Technology in the nation. In that role, David oversaw CalHIPSO’s work to assist thousands of safety net providers implement and use health information technology to improve their care and participate in payment reform.
David started his career as an employee of the California State Legislature. He served most recently as the Chief of Staff to then-Assemblymember Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), now a member of Congress.
David holds a BA in Political Science from The American University in Washington, D.C.