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Dr. Barclay P. Butler

Assistant Director for Support 

Barclay P. Butler, Ph.D., MBA, the Assistant Director for Management (AD-M) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Barclay P. Butler, Ph.D., MBA, serves as the Assistant Director for Support (AD-S) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). As the AD-S, Butler is responsible for leading the DHA in matters pertaining to personnel, manpower, acquisition, contracting, program management, analytics, strategic planning, education and training, and research and development, serving the needs of primary, secondary, and tertiary care medical centers, hospitals, and ambulatory care clinics, within the Military Health System (MHS).

Prior to this assignment, Butler was the interim Assistant Director for Health Care Administration (AD-HCA) for the DHA responsible for strategy and execution in supporting the delivery of care to the beneficiaries of the MHS through the DHA’s integrated system of readiness and health where he led the DHA in the domains of financial operations, medical affairs, health care operations, and information operations, delivering the Quadruple Aim: increased readiness, better health, better care, and lower cost.

Butler has also had assignments as the J-4, Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), and the Head of Contracting Actions (HCA), for the DHA where he was responsible for oversight and approval of all acquisition matters for the DHA, including those undertaken by the Program Executive Officers, as well as the Agency’s directorates and offices. Prior to this he was the Director of Healthcare Technology Integration for the DHA, and served as the Acting Chief for Infrastructure and Operations (I&O), Health IT Directorate, DHA. As a health technology integrator, he was responsible for progress towards a fully interoperable healthcare record for the Department of Defense through coordination efforts with Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), other federal agencies, private sector health delivery organizations, and Standards Development Organizations (SDOs).

In his prior roles, Butler served as the Director for the Interagency Program Office developing the interoperable medical record for the DoD and Veterans Affairs. Butler also has ten years of private sector experience where his last position was as the Vice President of Operations for the Healthcare Solutions Sector of Harris Corporation guiding the planning and execution of the Veteran Affairs Vista Imaging effort, Health Registries for both the VA and DHA, the State of Florida’s Health Information Exchange, and growing the Harris healthcare sector through both organic and through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) efforts to more than $600M in annual revenue.

Butler transitioned to the private sector from the military after 20 years in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) where he served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the AMEDD leading medical information technologists supporting our military beneficiaries world-wide. Butler has more than 35 years of experience as a military and civilian Healthcare Information Technologist supporting the delivery of healthcare IT services improving quality of care, improving the experience of care, improving military readiness, reducing the cost of care, all while delivering improved value.

Last Updated: June 23, 2022

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