"health IT" Posts

Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

The Federal Strategy For Collecting, Sharing, And Using Electronic Health Information

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | December 8, 2014

Making our nation’s health and wellness infrastructure interoperable is a top priority for the Administration, and government plays a vital role in advancing this effort. Federal agencies are purchasers, regulators, and users of health information technology (health IT), as they set policy and insure, pay for care, or provide direct patient care for millions of Americans. They also contribute toward protecting and promoting community health, fund health and human services, invest in infrastructure, as well as develop and implement policies and regulations to advance science and support research.

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Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

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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New Health IT Policy and Standards Committees’ Workgroups Help ONC Achieve Goals

Jodi G. Daniel, J.D., M.P.H. | August 4, 2014

As part of our efforts to streamline the work of the Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs) (the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC)) and their workgroups, we have been taking steps to make sure that their work aligns with our strategic direction and our policy priorities. 

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