Tag Archives: ONC

Rep. Michael Burgess Drafts Bill on New EHR Systems Interoperability Measures

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) is proposing new measures for vendors to comply with systems interoperability standards for electronic health records as he pointed to concerns over the progress of interoperability efforts, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Marianne Kolbasuk McGee writes that Burgess is drafting a bill called “Ensuring Interoperability of Qualified Electronic Health Records” that also calls …

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Karen DeSalvo: ONC Wants Feedback on Agency’s New Health IT Plan

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has developed a plan aimed at improving healthcare data exchange between federal agencies and their industry partners. ONC set a 60-day comment period on the agency’s five-year Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …

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ONC Releases New Paper on Health IT Quality

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released a new paper that outlines strategies on how to further build up the quality of health information technology tools and systems. ONC also seeks alliances with clinicians, consumers, hospitals, technology developers, researchers, policymakers and other health IT stakeholders in order to …

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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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Karen DeSalvo to Join HHS as Acting Health Assistant Secretary

Karen DeSalvo, director of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will move to the Department of Health and Human Services as acting assistant secretary for health, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports DeSalvo will work with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to facilitate the agency’s initiatives to end the …

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Health IT Coordinator’s Office Prepares Road Map to Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator For Health Information Technology is building a shared road map for health IT stakeholders to establish interoperability across the health IT system. ONC officials said the office has been working with policymakers, technology developers, health institutions and other stakeholders to develop a framework designed to drive greater access to healthcare, technologies and information. …

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Former UnitedHealthcare Attorney Lucia Savage Named ONC Privacy Chief

Lucia Savage, formerly senior associate general counsel at health insurance firm UnitedHealthcare, will join the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Monday as the agency’s chief privacy officer, HealthITSecurity reported Tuesday. Patrick Ouellette writes Savage succeeds Joy Pritts, who left the agency on June 12 after …

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