With over $37 Billion spent on the EHR Incentive programs, what can we say looking back and what should we do moving forward? The NEJM ask just those questions to six people who we trust to give us some insight.Read More
The following letter from Secretary Burwell was shared with the HHS staff on August 11, 2016. Dr. Karen DeSalvo will continue to serve as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health. Dr. Vindell Washington will serve as National Coordinator, overseeing the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Our Storify story on the first and second day of this year’s ONC Annual Meeting. The three day event took place in Washington DC on May 31 through June 2. Here are some #ONC2016 highlights.
By Karen DeSalvo MD & Lisa Lewis – We have witnessed dramatic changes in the adoption and use of health IT over the past decade. The nation has transformed from paper-based record keeping into an environment where nearly all of the nation’s hospitals and three-quarters of the nation’s eligible providers are using certified health IT.
By Susannah Fox – Every spring, our team in the HHS IDEA Lab gears up for our biggest event of the year: the Health Datapalooza. It’s an annual celebration of the power of data that was started by my predecessor, Todd Park, in 2010. This year, we were honored to hear from an extraordinary lineup of leaders from private industry, academia and the federal government, including Vice President Biden.
By Karen B. DeSalvo MD & Andy Slavitt – Seven years ago, Congress passed a law to spur the country to digitize the health care experience for Americans and connect doctor’s practices and hospitals, thereby modernizing patient care through the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs, also known as “Meaningful Use.”
By Karen B. DeSalvo & Steven Posnack – As a health care consumer, imagine if you were able to choose a software application to create a secure snapshot of your health information, like pictures that extend over the course of your lifetime.
By Andy Slavitt & Karen B. DeSalvo – The great promise of technology is to bring information to our fingertips, connect us to one another, improve our productivity, and create a platform for the next generation of innovations.
By Andy Slavitt – I love working with Karen De Salvo. She can talk in half sentences and I can finish them. We’ve naturally been working together for months on some of the initiatives we’re talking about here, and always check in to compare facts, see if we’re seeing the same thing.