Karen DeSalvo

Reboot button
By John W. Loonsk, MD 08:03 am May 29, 2014
More than 30 billion dollars have been spent. And while it is reasonable that many HIT outcomes are still unfulfilled, the path forward seems murky. EHR adoption has surged, but much of what has been broken about health IT in the United States still remains, writes John Loonsk, MD. That's why he's urging a hard reboot.
By Tom Sullivan 11:46 am May 20, 2014
Things are starting to look up for small and midsized practices facing a barrage of federal regulations threatening to drive them toward acquisition, big bank loans or, even worse, extinction.
Doctor behind transparent screen
By Diana Manos 09:53 am May 14, 2014
When it comes to the topic of meaningful use, Colin Banas, MD, is driven by fear. And he's far from being the only one.
U.S. Capitol
By Diana Manos 10:52 am May 02, 2014
The hits keep on coming for the new EHR certification criteria, as the American Medical Association and Telecommunications Industry Association send their complaints to ONC on the heels of similar criticism submitted earlier by the EHR Association.
By Eric Wicklund 10:07 am April 30, 2014
A trade organization representing the interests of more than 300 telecommunication companies is urging federal policymakers to incorporate mHealth into future electronic health record certification guidelines.
Jonathn Perlin, MD, steps down as chairman of the federal HIT standards panel
By Diana Manos 10:11 am April 25, 2014
With the maturing of the meaningful use incentive program, federal advisory groups are beginning to re-evaluate their roles and the best way to support providers moving forward. At the April 24 HIT Standards Committee meeting, federal officials announced changes in leadership along with proposals about how the organization might reconfigure itself...
By Mike Miliard 07:34 am April 25, 2014
In a letter to National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, MD, the Electronic Health Record Association argues that ONC's proposed Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record Certification Criteria rule will cost too much, will disrupt progress and simply isn't "necessary or workable."
By Tom Sullivan 01:00 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.
Intermountain Healthcare
By Erin McCann 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Time and money are in short supply these days, even for folks at the 22-hospital Intermountain Healthcare. And with Stage 2 on the way and a new EHR platform being deployed, they’re feeling the crunch.
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Newly minted ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, made her debut at HIMSS14.

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