Bruce Greenstein, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, has been tapped to be the new chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a report from PoliticoPRO.
Greenstein was appointed DHH secretary by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2010 and resigned in 2013, amid a probe into a state contract for handling Medicaid claims.
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He had been indicted on nine counts of perjury related to the contract dispute but state Attorney General Jeff Landry dismissed the case against him last year.
Greenstein, who has a background in health care and had worked at Microsoft, moved to Seattle after leaving LDH but his lawyer claimed he had struggled to find steady employment amid the indictment, which he said amounted to “frivolous charges.”
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He’s the second person with Louisiana ties to be picked for a key technology role at HHS under the Trump administration. Former U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, was named deputy assistant secretary for health technology at HHS.
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