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Reports: Karen DeSalvo Resigns as ONC Chief, Vindell Washington Named Successor

Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has resigned from the post to focus on her duties as the Department of Health and Human Services‘ acting assistant secretary for health, Politico reported Friday. Darius Tahir writes Vindell Washington, ONC principal deputy national coordinator, will succeed DeSalvo as agency …

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ONC Unveils Software Contests, Funding Opportunity for Health IT Providers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a three-part challenge that aims to encourage the development of software applications for healthcare, with prizes worth $625,000 in total. The three-part strategy seeks to build on Health Level 7 of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and promote standardized application programming interfaces, ONC said …

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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revised a catalog that lists federally recognized interoperability guidelines and standards for electronic health records systems in the U.S. The agency updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory publication as part of efforts to establish a national health IT infrastructure and track industry progress toward adoption of …

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HHS Roadmap Seeks to Achieve Nationwide Health IT Interoperability by 2024; Karen DeSalvo Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final document that details strategies on how to facilitate sharing of electronic health records and attain nationwide interoperability among health information technology systems by 2024. The HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed the Connecting Health and …

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HHS Updates Federal Health IT Plan; Karen DeSalvo Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has released the final version of a federal plan intended to help improve the national health information technology infrastructure. The agency’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated the plan with input from various sectors gathered last year via public comment, collaborations, health IT policy …

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Karen DeSalvo to Receive HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Nomination

Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to the role of assistant secretary for health at HHS on a full-time basis. The White House’s announcement posted Wednesday noted that DeSalvo has held the post on an acting basis since October. She …

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ONC: Karen DeSalvo to Retain Nat’l Health IT Coordinator Role

Karen DeSalvo, who was appointed acting assistant health secretary Thursday, will continue to hold her current role as director of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as she serves in her new role for the Department of Health and Human Services. ONC released an update on DeSalvo’s new responsibilities Thursday …

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