Mark Ediger, formerly U.S. Air Force surgeon general, has joined Deloitte‘s government and public services practice as a specialist executive within its federal health sector business.
He will oversee the company’s efforts with regard to health data management, patient safety, quality of care and medical supply chain innovation across the government, Deloitte said Thursday.
“Mark’s experience in the military as well as in family practice gives him a broad view of the health care sector, making him a tremendous resource to our clients,” said Kevin Brault, a principal at Deloitte & Touche and federal health sector leader.
“Through his background stretching across the health field – from the implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Homeand electronic health records to combat operations and disaster response – Mark has experienced the health ecosystem from a variety of perspectives,” Brault added.
Ediger is a certified practitioner in family and aerospace medicine. During his military career, he served as a major command surgeon and led three medical organizations of the Air Force.
He was deployed in Iraq as medical commander to support troops in combat operations and oversaw the delivery of medical support to the service’s operations in Africa and Europe.
Ediger became the service’s 22nd surgeon general in 2015 after serving for three years as deputy surgeon general.