DeSalvo Proposes New Direction For ONC

Diana Manos | Government HealthIT | April 9, 2014

Karen DeSalvo, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology has proposed that ONC become “more forward-thinking.”

At a Health Information Policy Committee on Tuesday, of which she is the chair, she urged the committee to consider what needs to change.

DeSalvo suggested the ONC dissolve its current workgroups and form new ones, in an effort to make ONC’s work into a “less siloed approach.” She envisions consumer and privacy advocates participating across all the groups. The proposed workgroups are:

  • HIT strategic planning
  • Advanced health models and meaningful use
  • HIT implementation, usability and safety
  • Interoperability and health information exchange...