From the ONC Desk

Portrait of Andrew Gettinger, M.D.

Meet Dr. Andrew Gettinger, ONC’s New CMIO

Andrew Gettinger, M.D. | April 28, 2015

So what is an anesthesiology critical care specialist with over 30 years of clinical practice at a highly regarded academic medical center doing as the ONC’s chief medical information officer?  The answer includes direction from Dr. Jack Wennberg, pioneer researcher in medical systems and founder of the health services research group that is now best known for the Dartmouth atlas, followed twenty years later by the same but much clearer advice and direction from former Surgeon General,

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Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

Health Information Technology: Where We Stand And Where We Need To Go

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | April 24, 2015

Karen DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, discusses her view of the health information technology landscape. She outlines an agenda for her office that includes incentivizing interoperability, “standardizing standards,” and establishing shared expectations and actions around data security and privacy. This post, which also appears on Health Affairs Blog, is based on Dr. DeSalvo’s presentation at the Health Information and Management Systems Society 2015 annual conference last week.

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Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation releases Data for Health: Learning What Works

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | April 2, 2015

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is committed to advancing an interoperable learning health system that impacts individual, community and population health. To achieve this goal in the next several years will require collective action from all public and private stakeholders, including consumers and community-based groups outside of what is traditionally considered the expected set of technology and health care entities.

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