Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

By Jonah Comstock March 13, 2018
In January, Accenture completed its two-year contract with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to create a white paper to advise the industry about implementing patient-generated health data projects. Emily Mitchell, a senior manager with the Accenture Federal Services Health and Public Service practice and one of the leaders of the project, sat down with MobiHealthNews to talk...
By Jonah Comstock January 11, 2018
At long last, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named a new chief privacy officer. The post has been vacant since Deven McGraw left the acting chief privacy officer post in October, and some in the industry speculated the Trump administration would not fill the post at all. Instead, Kathryn Marchesini, the agency’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Director for Privacy, is being...
By Heather Mack April 3, 2017
Dr. Donald Rucker has been named the new national coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. An active player in healthcare IT, Rucker will take the job over from acting national coordinator Dr. Jon White, who served following the resignation of Vindell Washington in January. Washington took over for Dr. Karen DeSalvo in August 2016. Rucker, who served as Siemens’ Chief...
By Jonah Comstock August 15, 2016
Last week, Dr. Karen DeSalvo stepped down after a two-and-a-half-year tenure heading up the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, handing the keys over to former principal deputy director Vindell Washington. DeSalvo took on the post of National Coordinator at the beginning of 2014, after a brief stint by Dr. Jacob Reider and a two-year tenure by Dr. Farzad Mostashari. "Under [DeSalvo'...
By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2016
Friday was the last day to submit comments to the ONC about how the entity ought to measure interoperability under MACRA. While a number of organizations submitted their thoughts, one letter stood out. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women and Families, argued that interoperability and information exchange won't truly be...

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