From the ONC Desk

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ONC Staff Profiles – Malikah “Mikki” Smith 

Mikki Smith | September 2, 2022

How does your division/office fit into ONC?
Cybersecurity is a critical component to create trust for the ongoing use and advancement of information technology. As part of ONC’s Cybersecurity and Enterprise Architecture Division (CEAD), I lead a team that works to provide cybersecurity and enterprise architecture management functions in an integrated and holistic approach across ONC to ensure and facilitate informed IT Capital Planning and investments, enterprise risk posture & management and coordinated Health IT cyber/privacy support.

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ONC Staff Profiles – Carmen Smiley

ONC | June 7, 2022

The Office of the National Coordinator is launching a new blog series featuring ONC staff called Inside ONC. Inside ONC will highlight an inclusive landscape of ONC staff members, a variety of positions, and the diverse backgrounds of those working within ONC. 

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Changing the Face of Healthcare – “Be the Change”

Lisa Lewis Person | February 23, 2022

As we think about healthcare during Black History Month, we should ask ourselves how we can do more to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) remain at the forefront of our efforts. At the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), we work every day to “be the change” that we believe in—both internally and externally. Our internal efforts include a focus on minority recruiting and standing up a DEIA committee comprising leadership and staff.

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Coming to ONC – One Informaticist’s Journey

Don Rucker | June 15, 2017

EMRs, EHRs, and Medical Computing
These are exciting times for the software industry, with extraordinary new products and services on devices from phones and tablets to their backend enterprise servers. We need this dynamism in software development to provide increased interoperability and usability to patients and clinicians.

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