From the ONC Desk

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ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap update

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | October 15, 2014

Today the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) convenes the first joint meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees. We intend to spend the day discussing interoperability in the health information ecosystem.

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Report to Congress on HITECH: Significant progress in adoption and use of EHRs

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | October 9, 2014

Today HHS and ONC submitted the annual report to Congress on progress on the HITECH Act including health IT adoption, health information exchange and use of electronic health information to advance better care and better health. This report highlights progress and accomplishments in advancing a resilient and flexible health IT infrastructure for our nation.

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Expecting the Unexpected

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | September 3, 2014

The question isn’t whether or not we will have another disaster – it is just a matter of when, where and how severe it will be.  The recent earthquake in Northern California, centered near Napa, serves as a reminder that we must be prepared for the unexpected no matter where we live. 

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