Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | April 16, 2014
From the ONC Desk
Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | February 19, 2014
This week marks a major milestone in our journey towards adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. As we work toward the secure, private and meaningful exchange of interoperable health information across the continuum of care, the law that made much of this possible turns five. We are celebrating the five-year anniversary of the passage of the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) as part of the American Recovery and Revitalization Act.Read Full Post.
Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | January 30, 2014
Last week, more than 1,000 ONC grantees and stakeholders gathered in Washington, D.C. for ONC’s Annual Meeting. It was largely my first opportunity to meet the many ONC partners committed to advancing the promise of health information technology to improve the value of care and improve health.Read Full Post.
Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | January 17, 2014
We continue to see progress in improving the nation’s health care system, and a key tool to helping achieve that goal is the increased use of electronic health records by the nation’s doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers. These electronic tools serve as the infrastructure to implementing reforms that improve care – many of which are part of the Affordable Care Act.Read Full Post.
Jodi G. Daniel | December 19, 2013
Last year, in a blog post by former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, we announced a number of activities to promote a series of activities as part of a non-regulatory approach to governance of the nationwide health information network. The activities were based on feedback and input we received from a wide range of stakeholders through a request for information on governance. The public comments urged ONC not to issue regulations but to listen, learn,Read Full Post.