The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has filled the new post of Director of Health Care Initiatives.

The FCC has chosen Matthew Quinn for the job, who has previously worked for a number of government agencies including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The appointment was first reported by Mobihealthnews.

Before the public sector, Quinn worked for Teradata, as well as number of healthcare vendors such as Quantros and GE Healthcare.

The agency launched its search for the post last December.

Quinn’s responsibilities include supporting any communication technologies that improve healthcare and reduce the sector’s costs. In addition he will promote the use medical devices that need spectrum and ensure hospitals and other facilities have the required connectivity.