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Breaking News: DeSalvo Leaving ONC to Serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health; Reider Also Announces Resignation
Oct 24, 2014 - On Thursday, October 23, 2014, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell asked Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), effective immediately.
DeSalvo drafted to tackle Ebola
Oct 23, 2014
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services. She'll focus on Ebola and other public health issues, at HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell's request.
"HHS Secretary Burwell asked National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, effective immediately," an HHS spokesperson confirmed to Healthcare IT News.
HHS launches $840M in new IT incentives
Oct 23, 2014
Wth basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced substantial new funding meant to help practices put that technology to work delivering value-based care.
[See also: CMS offers new IT investments for ACOs ]
Usability and Clinical Decision Support Part 1: General PrinciplesOct 23, 2014
By David Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MMI, CPHIMS, Medical Oncologist/Board, Certified Clinical Informaticist, Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center As far back as 1990, Dr. David Eddy wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 263:1265-75), “The complexity of modern medicine … Continue reading
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