Frank Baitman

Senior Advisor

Joined Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in 2017.

Frank has held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, focusing on healthcare, technology, and digital innovation.

He was an executive in the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2015.  Most recently he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Previously, Frank was a White House Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) on assignment at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and initially served as Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).  In those three capacities, he was successful in launching a variety of initiatives focused on accelerating digital solutions to provide better quality service for citizens while reducing government expenses.  At HHS, Frank led efforts to develop a secure foundation for digital innovation, and to improve business outcomes from the agency’s $10.4 billion IT investments.  As a White House EIR he helped to accelerate regulatory review and approval of innovative medical devices. And at SSA, he focused on increasing agency efficiency through technology modernization and business process redesign.

Prior to his public service career, Frank was President of the U.S. subsidiary of Petards PLC, a British security software and hardware manufacturer, Research Director at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California, and Director of Corporate Strategy for IBM.

M.P.M., University of Maryland

B.A., State University of New York,  cum laude

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Areas of ExpertiseHealthcare / Digital Healthcare / Privacy / Cybersecurity

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