Karen DeSalvo

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The HITECH Era – A Patient-Centered Perspective

Robert M. Wachter, Michael Blum, Aaron Neinstein, and Mark Savage | Connecting Health Data | October 10, 2017

We appreciate the recent perspectives published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 and the positive impact that it and resulting health IT policies have had on U.S. health care.1,2 The perspectives highlighted the remarkable increase in adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) over the past eight years, thanks to the HITECH Act and to ONC’s and CMS’s implementation of it with major advice and help from the multi-stakeholder HIT Policy and Standards committees...

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Time For Hard HITECH Reboot

John W. Loonsk | Healthcare IT News | May 29, 2014

...The Government Accountability Office reports that there is a lack of strategy, prioritized actions, and milestones in HITECH. HIT interoperability is recognized as being limited at multiple levels. And resultantly, the benefits of HIT that depend on a combination of adoption, interoperability, and health information exchange as table stakes are elusive...

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Update: CMS, ONC Ease EHR Certification Requirements For MU

Tom Sullivan, | Government Health IT | May 30, 2014

Healthcare providers and the IT vendors who serve them just got a dose of welcome relief from the increasingly controversial certification pieces of meaningful use.

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Washington Debrief: Is Meaningful Use In Danger?

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | September 8, 2014

...More groups weighed-in on the new meaningful use (MU) rule, allowing providers to meet MU through alternative pathways in 2014. Concerns mount over full-year EHR reporting period coming Oct. 1, 2014...

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Why Is Healthcare IT Under Fire?

Brian Eastwood | CIO | November 10, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has lost several key figures in recent months. An economic report suggests that meaningful use may have been a waste of money. Why is healthcare IT under such duress?...

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Why ONC Seeks New Authorities Over Health Data Blocking

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | March 23, 2016

Increases in EHR adoption and the growth of EHR use since the passing of the law creating the EHR Incentive Programs and defining the authorities of the Office of the National Coordinator require Congress to provide the federal agency with new powers related to health data blocking. That's what National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a Subcommittee on Information Technology hearing on Tuesday...

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HIMSS19

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 11, 2019 (All day) - February 15, 2019 (All day)

The 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11–15, 2019 in Orlando, is the leading health information and technology conference, bringing together 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries for the education, innovation, and collaboration they need to transform health through information and technology – all at one time, all in one place. Choose from 300+ education sessions, 1,300+ vendors, hundreds of special programs and endless networking events.

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