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Health IT Interoperability Champion DeSalvo Leaving ONC

August 11, 2016 - Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, will be stepping down from her post as National Coordinator effective tomorrow, according to an internal memo. Among her list of achievements, Burwell credited DeSalvo with championing the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to advance health IT interoperability....


Carequality Looking for New Interoperability Committee Members


Carequality has opened up applications to its Steering Committee, which will head efforts to develop large-scale health IT interoperability solutions. According to a public statement, the organization is looking for industry stakeholders who...

Mining Electronic Health Records Refines Diabetes Diagnoses


UCLA researchers successfully predicted patients’ type two diabetes mellitus (DM2) using an algorithm based on information extracted from de-identified electronic health records. The EHR phenotyping outperformed conventional screening methods,...

Sources of Strength in Meeting Meaningful Use Requirements


Data current as of Jan. 19, 2016 show 78 percent of primary care providers having demonstrated meaningful use of certified electronic health records technology. Further analysis shows solid meaningful use performance by nurse practitioners...

3M to Hold and Build Health Information Systems Business


Five months after 3M announced it was considering strategic alternatives for its Health Information Systems unit, the St. Paul, Minn.-based firm has decided to retain and invest in the business. Although it doesn’t market a standalone electronic...

WEDI Appoints Former AHIP Exec as Interim CEO


The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced on Jan. 20 that Charles Steller has been named interim president and CEO. The organization, which focuses on the use of IT to improve health information exchange, reported on Jan....

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 12-18


EHR developer Cerner’s annual Health Conference kicks off the week ahead in health IT interoperability with a theme of “Connecting What Matters.” Highlighting the flow of — and access to — information, the event...

How to Map Epic EHR Lab Orders to Reference Laboratories


As Epic Community Connect continues to expand, more physician offices loosely affiliated with multi-hospital systems are expected to begin participating in the shared electronic record system. These physician offices may send patients or specimens...

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance Targets Big Health Data Exchange


Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have joined together to form the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance with the purpose of leverage health data to improve patient outcomes. With funding from UPMC, Pitt and CMU will...

Florida HIE Increases Reach of Event Notification Service


The Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE) has surpassed a key milestone in the number of hospitals having now signed up for the Event Notification Service (ENS), according to the Agency for Health Care Administration. The service enables...

CommonWell Names Asnaani First-Ever Executive Director


The CommonWell Health Alliance recently named Jitin Asnaani as the consortium's Founding Executive Director. Asnaani was responsible for the athenahealth Technology Standards and Policy Program and served as the Watertown-based health IT...

Proposed HHS Rules Take Aim at Nationwide Interoperability


Two rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are instrumental to achieving nationwide interoperability, according to the Department...


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