10:34 am January 16, 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD, appears to have the right background to understand the challenges facing the healthcare system. Beginning with her childhood experience as a public health clinic patient and including work as an internist managing a hospital's medical records committee, she has direct experience with the system at all levels.
09:58 am December 31, 2013
As Karen DeSalvo, MD, prepares to take the reins as national coordinator for health information technology in 2014, here are 10 aspects of her background that may help define how she'll carry on the crucial work of her predecessors.
01:00 pm December 20, 2013
Among this week's people on the move, ONC welcomes a new national coordinator, and ClearDATA gains a senior vice president.
07:15 am December 20, 2013
HHS appointed a new chief to head the Office of the National Coordinator Dec. 19, and so far the decision has been lauded by industry leaders.
12:00 am December 20, 2013
Perhaps the ONC chiefs can be like former presidents, getting together every now and then to trade stories about the trials and tribulations that come with the job.
12:07 pm December 19, 2013
New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo, MD, will take over as national coordinator for health information technology, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Dec. 19.
05:34 pm March 05, 2013
According to Karen DeSalvo, Commissioner of Health for the city of New Orleans, the state of Louisiana is generally viewed as a healthcare backwater. And that was before Hurricane Katrina.
10:58 am February 19, 2013
When asked what a powerful health information exchange (HIE) is built upon, one might immediately think of computer accounts, files upon files of paper medical reports converted into megabytes, laptop, screens and data synapses sparking the air between them.
02:34 pm February 18, 2013
It was a task that extended beyond hammers and nails. After the blow of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the greater New Orleans area was faced with the challenge of rebuilding its internal public health structure - beyond the material repair of roofs and floors, waiting rooms and patient rooms.