Rolando Estrada

Chief Business Operations Manager
HIT Innovation and Technology Development Division
Defense Health Agency

Rolando Estrada is a highly qualified and recognized, action-oriented IT professional with more than 16 years of experience within the IT community and a proven Program Manager for both the new DHA-HIT and prior to that for US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as well as their execution Command NAVMISSA leading technology operations and initiatives across large-scale complex organizations.

Rolando serves as the Business Operations Manager for the MHS CTO and Deputy Director of the Innovation and Advanced Technology Development Division, one of six divisions under the Defense Health Agency’s Health IT Directorate. In this role, he is responsible for the Management and oversight of all of the Business Operations to include a budget of over $20M for major programs, Research and Development and various new Innovative Projects.

Rolando provides leadership in the developing and managing of centrally-coordinated process to identify, research, develop, test, and evaluate innovative health IT capabilities, tools, and/or solution sets that can ultimately be deployed at an enterprise-level to help improve the DOD patient and provider experience. He also provides strategic guidance and leadership in the development of policy and process to stream line and effectively manage small to large programs.

Prior to the establishment of the DHA, Rolando was Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), providing strategic leadership and day to day tactical oversight of all the programs for the OCIO. He served as the Navy representative on multiple joint boards for the development of policy and strategy of multiple medical and business initiatives within the MHS. In his role as the COO, Rolando directed and monitored the deployment and sustainment of approximately 80 Navy Medicine and centrally managed IM/IT programs and systems across the Navy Medicine enterprise.

A veteran of the US Navy, Rolando retired after 20 years of service as a Chief Hospital Corpsman prior to transitioning to Government civilian employment. He graduated from the University of Maryland obtaining a dual major in Health Care Administration and Business Management.