Christopher Brancato, RRT, RCP

Leader, Health Information Technology, Federal, Deloitte

Chris Brancato is a respected and industry-recognized Health Information Technology expert with specialty in clinical informatics, system security, interoperability standards and health and health IT policy.

He has been with Deloitte for seven years and is the a HIT Special Leader for Deloitte’s Federal Health Practice and consults across virtually all lines of Deloitte’s business. As a Deloitte senior leader, Mr. Brancato provides technical and policy advisory services to Deloitte’s government and commercial clients nationally and internationally.
Clinically, he is a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with deep experience in flight medicine.

He is a trained medical informaticist and serves in a variety of capacities in almost all major health IT standards organizations such as HL7, IHE and national standards harmonization efforts such as HITSP, where he a technical liaison to the HITSP Board of Directors. He was a technical leader for the development of the Nationwide Health Information Network and worked on the Federal CONNECT project. He served as key technical advisor to the leadership team of the NHIN in the development of the Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement that is served as the cornerstone for HIE efforts throughout the country.

In addition to his leadership at Deloitte, Mr. Brancato’s industry experiences include senior leadership positions at RevolutionHealth, Health Data Services and BearingPoint.

Before entering the private sector, Mr. Brancato held a faculty-rank appointment with the University of Virginia Medical School where he was responsible for administration of medical ambulatory care sites throughout the health system. He’s held several clinical leadership positions and was part of the team responsible for its electronic health record modernization efforts.

He currently is a visiting faculty member to the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business speaking on health policy and informatics.