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Karen DeSalvo


October 20, 2015  1:21 PM

Group’s letter challenges ONC’s timeline for nationwide interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AAFP, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Meaningful use, ONC

Healthcare professionals and groups noticed the signs that the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is shifting its focus from the meaningful use program to health data interoperability. Now, many of those groups are questioning why ONC designated 2024 as the year by which...

October 12, 2015  2:54 PM

ONC chief speaks, may depart soon

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, ONC

When Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, elaborated last week about the


October 6, 2015  12:40 PM

Senate Health Committee chairman directs ONC to halt stage 3 of meaningful use program

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
gao, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Lamar Alexander, meaningful use stage 3, ONC, Senate Health Committee

Stage 2 of the meaningful use program is too complicated. Because of its sophistication, most physicians and hospitals haven't successfully attested to stage 2 and ONC shouldn't rush into stage 3 of meaningful use, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) asserted at a U.S. Senate Committee on Health,...


May 13, 2015  3:15 PM

Health Datapalooza 2015 to showcase health IT rock stars

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Big Data, Farzad Mostashari, Karen DeSalvo, open health data, Todd Park

It's probably the only major health IT industry event at which you can play mini-golf all day. Welcome to Health Datapalooza 2015. The name of the May 31-June 3 conference pays homage to rock music festival culture, and Health Datapalooza flaunts its...


September 23, 2014  12:14 PM

Morton in, Fridsma out in separate ONC staff transactions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Alicia Morton, CCHIT, Doug Fridsma, Karen DeSalvo, National Health IT Week, ONC

Months after restructuring its internal organization, the ONC now has to adjust to two recent major staff changes. U.S. Navy Capt. Alicia Morton was...


September 16, 2014  1:06 PM

National Health IT Week’s opening DeSalvo

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, National Health IT Week, patient advocacy, Regina Holliday

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Even by-the-book objective journalists can get behind the idea of patient advocacy and consumer engagement. No matter how fair,...


September 16, 2014  10:56 AM

ONC releases final 2014 EHR certification criteria

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
certified EHR technology, EHR certification, EHR standards, Karen DeSalvo

Providers and technology developers working towards meeting 2014 Edition electronic health record certification standards now have revised and optional criteria to fit into their agendas, after the ONC released a final rule that updates 2014 requirements. The ONC also decided not to wholly adopt...


August 12, 2014  4:12 PM

New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health information exchange, health IT policy committee, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo

In an act of teamwork in line with their goal of industry-wide cooperation, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health IT, and Erica Galvez, the ONC's interoperability and exchange portfolio manager, co-authored a blog post introducing an interactive Website built to solicit public...


June 18, 2014  3:58 PM

CMS releases more granular meaningful use stage 2 attestation numbers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Karen DeSalvo, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

CMS released more vendor-specific numbers on meaningful use stage 2 attestation, after


June 12, 2014  10:45 AM

DeSalvo’s 10-year health data interoperability plan: Can it work?

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA Privacy Rule, HITECH Act, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo

Let’s see what impact, if any, national health IT coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D.'s ambitious 10-year health data interoperability plan has on healthcare providers, consumers and IT vendors. The...


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