Public health leaders are lauding HHS' call for money and data to drive stronger health initiatives that take into account social determinants.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo stepped down last month as chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. DeSalvo recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about her nearly three years leading the ONC, which made her the longest-serving person in that role.
Speakers such as Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' acting assistant secretary of health, will discuss how innovative care models such as patient-centered medical homes will drive which types of healthcare professionals are most needed to serve the clinics' low-income patients.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo has completed her leg of the marathon federal program to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. And she managed to finish without tripping over some of the biggest hurdles in the initiative's history.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who had been wearing two hats at HHS, last week stepped down from her role as the nation's top health information technology official.
HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's IT systems. The goal is to allow providers, public health agencies and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and education."
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, Cambia Health Solutions CEO Mark Ganz and AHIP CEO Marilynn Tavenner say consumerism, teamwork and value will transform healthcare payment.
Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.
ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.
American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein and National Patient Safety Foundation CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi lay out the changes and challenges ahead for healthcare providers in the coming decades.
HHS has $1.25 million in grant money it wants to divvy up between six to 12 organizations to develop ways to improve interoperability of healthcare information technology.
Andy Slavitt and Dr. Karen DeSalvo played good cop, bad cop at HIMSS. She emphasized “remarkable progress” providers have made in adopting EHRs. He countered that physicians still struggle to use them.