Karen DeSalvo

By Tom Sullivan 10:20 am 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.
By Tom Sullivan 02:15 pm February 24, 2014
This is not going to be easy: ONC and CMS officials are talking about aligning incentives at some point in the future.
By Anthony Brino 10:02 am February 10, 2014
The ONC's Meaningful Use Workgroup will submit draft recommendations for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on Feb. 14. So far, the workgroup has developed a number of ideas that have consensus, but clinical quality measures may not be as easy to include in digital systems as previously thought.
Interoperability is top priority for ONC.
By Diana Manos 07:05 am February 07, 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD, newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, gave some insight Thursday on how ONC plans to proceed under her leadership. Interoperability will be top priority.
DeSalvo stays the course to better care
By Bernie Monegain 05:00 am February 03, 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD, talks with Healthcare IT News Editor Bernie Monegain about the work ahead and what has influenced her on her way to becoming the national coordinator for health information technology. DeSalvo is the fifth coordinator and the first woman to serve in the post since it was established by President George W. Bush in 2004.
By Diana Manos 10:28 am January 28, 2014
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo says she's sympathetic to the huge regulatory burden that's placed upon providers. "There are laws and rules and regs that are a necessity, yet we want to make this as convenient and realistic for everybody," she says.
Docs in for Stage 2 rude awakening
By Erin McCann 10:44 am January 22, 2014
The Stage 2 numbers for eligible docs are what some might call a little bit scary. Most office-based physicians are not prepared for the October 2014 beginning attestation date. In fact, many aren't even close.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The Dec. 19 appointment of Karen DeSalvo, MD, to head the Office of the National Coordinator continues to draw approval from industry leaders as well as the healthcare twitterati.
By Anthony Brino 12:00 am January 20, 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD, has stepped into the role of national coordinator for healthcare information technology at a time when American healthcare is in a state of unprecedented change.
By Anthony Brino 10:16 am January 17, 2014
Informaticists joined clinical quality experts in a brain storming session with new ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, exchanging ideas on developing the "next generation" of quality measures.

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