Dave Cassel, who leads the Sequoia Project's Carequality initiative, said that health information exchange among competing EHRs is no longer a promise and that it is here today and working under the Carequality Interoperability Framework.
This past Friday, Karen DeSalvo, MD, officially stepped down as National Coordinator, passing the baton to her second-in-command, Vindell Washington, MD. The former principal deputy national coordinator has been with ONC since January 2016.
DeSalvo made her way from New Orleans to Washington and while serving as National Coordinator, she realigned ONC and delivered visionary strategic plans for interoperability and health IT, before President Obama nominated her to a key HHS post.
Rural healthcare is receiving a $16 million boost for telehealth and quality improvement activities from the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources & Services Administration, it was announced Thursday.
Hillary Clinton on Thursday vowed to create an affordable public health insurance option. (Source: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)
The Democratic nominee also promised to institute a public health insurance option, paid family leave, affordable childcare and cracked a one-liner about using Trump’s Estate Tax amount to care for 3 million children.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called on Congress to return from its vacation and take action to pass legislation that funds research and testing for Zika treatments. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.