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Former ONC policy chief Jodi Daniel heads to D.C. law firm

Former ONC policy chief Jodi Daniel heads to D.C. law firm

By Joseph Conn  |  October 20, 2015

Jodi Daniel, who spent a decade shaping policy for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, has joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Crowell & Moring as a partner in its healthcare group.

ONC doesn't cover much new ground in revised interoperability road map

By Joseph Conn  |  October 06, 2015

The federal government has released its final vision on how to achieve widespread interoperability of electronic health-record systems. “The road map should be familiar to many who have been involved” thus far, ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo said.

Daniel leaving as longtime director of ONC policy office

Daniel leaving as longtime director of ONC policy office

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 26, 2015

Jodi Daniel is stepping down as Director of the Office of Policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS where she has served for 10 years. Daniel's last day at ONC is Oct. 9. Her deputy for the past year, Elise Anthony, will become the acting director.

Blog: Jodi Daniel lists her 'greatest hits' at ONC

Blog: Jodi Daniel lists her 'greatest hits' at ONC

By Joseph Conn  |  September 23, 2015

Among them are e-prescribing and navigating various Stark and anti-kickback exemptions for hospitals and health systems that subsidize the cost of extending their EHR systems to office-based physicians, Daniel said.

New federal health IT strategy focuses on individuals

By Joseph Conn  |  September 21, 2015

The new federal health IT plan focuses less on the implementation of IT systems and more on patients and their healthcare. “As an administration, we're putting the person at the center of their own health data," ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo said.

EHR vendors fall short on usability testing

EHR vendors fall short on usability testing

By Joseph Conn  |  September 09, 2015

Despite federal rules meant to ease the use of electronic health-record systems, many developers of popular EHRs are falling down on reporting and meeting federal design requirements, according to research published in JAMA.

Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014

Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014

By Joseph Conn  |  August 12, 2015

Participation by office-based physicians in the electronic health-record incentive payment program waned significantly in 2014, the program's fourth year, as clinicians faced system upgrades and tougher requirements.

Senate panel seeks Stage 3 meaningful-use delay

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 25, 2015

A key Senate leader said his committee will push to delay implementation of the Obama administration's Stage 3 rules for meaningful use of electronic health records.

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates'

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills.

Senate panel revisits EHR problems

Senate panel revisits EHR problems

By Joseph Conn  |  June 13, 2015

A Senate panel Tuesday will hold its second hearing in six days on problems with the federal initiative to expand the use of electronic health records.

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