DeSalvo Shares 5-Point Plan For Interoperability

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | February 6, 2014

Karen DeSalvo, MD, newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, gave some insight Thursday on how the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology plans to proceed under her leadership.

Interoperability will be the “top priority for 2014,” she said at the Fourth Annual Health Care Innovation Day in Washington, DC, hosted by ONC and the West Health Institute.

America should think of healthcare as a learning system, with technology as a major support to that system, she said.

To advance America’s triple aim of improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of healthcare, DeSalvo outlined five key goals, which ONC will be focus on over this, the second decade of its work. They are: