Karen DeSalvo

AHIMA heads to San Diego for its 86th convention.
By Bernie Monegain 08:29 am September 24, 2014
The 86th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 in San Diego, promises to offer its biggest technology splash yet. IT will be featured in ways big and small throughout the event.
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.
Illustration of person with megaphone
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am September 16, 2014
In a pointed letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Monday, a who's-who of industry stakeholders complained of "immediate concerns" about their members' ability to continue meaningful use participation.
Karen DeSalvo, MD and Michael Burgess
By Erin McCann 09:51 am September 16, 2014
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with a litany of prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.
Lana Moriarty
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am September 15, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division.
By Bernie Monegain 10:49 am September 11, 2014
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed seemed like a reasonable compromise to them.
By Bernie Monegain 12:25 pm September 10, 2014
ONC and HHS issued a final rule today that they say will give EHR makers, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to 2014 Edition certification criteria.
By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm August 27, 2014
Increasingly, it seems Capitol Hill may be starting to question the long-term mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
By Erin McCann 10:55 am August 07, 2014
As the Stage 2 meaningful use numbers continue to trickle in -- with only a handful of hospitals attesting thus far -- U.S. hospitals could be in for some serious Medicare penalties this year, new research points out.
By Bernie Monegain 11:32 am August 04, 2014
Two advocates -- one for consumers and the other for privacy, announced their leave-takings from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, even as the agency itself reorganizes to accommodate a smaller budget post the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that injected billions of dollars into ONC.

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