Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

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...