Kolodner, Robert

By Tom Sullivan 05:00 am April 18, 2014
When President Bush was running for reelection in 2004, John Kerry’s campaign struck Bush with criticisms about healthcare, and Bush’s people called David J. Brailer, MD, for some talking points.
By Tom Sullivan 03:20 pm February 27, 2014
At CCHIT's "The Decade of Health IT" summit at HIMSS14 on Wednesday, four national coordinators looked back on their experiences working to drive healthcare information technology adoption over the past 10 years.
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By Frank Irving 02:58 pm 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.
By Bernie Monegain 05:00 am December 20, 2013
Remember AHIC, anyone? The American Health Information Community was created in 2005. In a way, it was a precursor of today's two advisory panels – the Health IT Policy Committee and the Health IT Standards Committee – also created by the government to advise the government.
By Bernie Monegain 05:00 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.
By Mary Mosquera 03:26 pm October 25, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs has laid out a roadmap toward meaningful use certification of its VistA EHR system, with a version that's being updated and improved in the OSEHRA open source community.
By Fred Schulte 01:42 pm September 24, 2012
Electronic medical records, long touted by government officials as a critical tool for cutting healthcare costs, appear to be prompting some doctors and hospitals to bill higher fees to Medicare for treating seniors.
By Bernie Monegain 05:15 pm August 03, 2012
Robert Kolodner, MD, admits to keeping a low profile following his stint as interim National Coordinator for Health IT, a position he left in 2009 after a 31-year government career - three years at ONC, and before that 28 at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As chief informatics officer at VA, he led the development of VistA, the department’s...
By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm August 03, 2012
In order to make big strides in healthcare IT – and particularly within the new collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Georgia Tech – Steve Rushing advocates taking small, smart steps.
By Bernie Monegain 03:28 pm June 26, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate to address interoperability issues, accelerate the development of integrated health IT solutions, test new products and help train the health IT workforce.

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