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By Scott Tharler 04:35 pm February 09, 2015
You might recognize her as @MandiBPro. But did you know she used to be a wedding singer? Learn more about her new life as an analytics lead at Dell, the ways she works on a treadmill and how she morphed into a computer geek.
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By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am January 22, 2015
We all know about CIOs and CMIOs. But what's the job of a chief health information officer, anyway?
By Mike Miliard 02:44 pm December 12, 2014
After a track record of success since it was founded decade ago – including a crucial five years in which it helped the federal EHR incentive program effect huge advances in the IT infrastructure of the U.S. healthcare system – the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seemed to find itself at a crossroads in 2014.
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By Mike Miliard 11:17 am December 05, 2014
Health Level Seven International has launched the Argonaut Project -- a collaborative comprising healthcare heavy-hitters such as Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain, Beth Israel Deaconess and Partners HealthCare -- to speed the development and adoption of HL7’s standards framework, FHIR.
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By Mike Miliard 11:14 am December 04, 2014
"I'd like to see a world where you get paid because you have good informaticians," said Doug Fridsma, MD, former chief scientist at ONC and now CEO of AMIA, speaking Wednesday at RSNA's 100th annual meeting in Chicago.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Neil Versel 09:55 am November 20, 2014
In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, is still national coordinator -- a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American Medical Informatics Association's annual conference.
By Tom Sullivan 11:01 am October 24, 2014
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November.
Judy Murphy, RN
By Frank Irving 02:51 pm October 03, 2014
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM Healthcare Global Business Services.
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, strikes interoperability chord at AHIMA.
By Bernie Monegain 04:48 am September 30, 2014
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew applause when she added, "We cannot wait for 10 years to get this done."
Doug Fridsma, MD
By Tom Sullivan 11:01 am September 22, 2014
The exodus from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continued on Monday when it announced that Doug Fridsma, MD, is stepping down from his post as chief scientist.

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