Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the head of HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, says it's time to take the data created by the sweeping adoption of electronic health records and set it free. The ONC recently called the the industry to task for so-called information-blocking tactics. Meanwhile, the CMS proposed easing its meaningful-use requirement that providers demonstrate patients are viewing and downloading their electronic health information. DeSalvo was No. 8 on Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Physician Executives & Leaders in 2015. Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn interviewed DeSalvo during the 2015 conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in Chicago.
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