Karen DeSalvo

ONC Leadership Transition – A Letter from Secretary Burwell

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).

Health Datapalooza: New Vistas

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.

Moving Toward Improved Care Through Information

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.”