Karen DeSalvo, MD leaves her post leading the ONC to take over as HHS’s acting assistant secretary for health. Interim national coordinator Jacob Reider, MD also announces he will leave ONC in the coming weeks, leaving ONC COO Lisa Lewis to take over as the new acting national coordinator.
HHS announces $840 million in new grant money that will be used to help provider organizations implement the tools needed to create more coordinated, integrated health systems.
John Halamka MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, calls for clinical documentation, which was designed to support billing needs, to be redesigned as an interdisciplinary communication tool.
Cerner reports Q3 results: revenue is up 15 percent to $840 million, adjusted EPS $0.42 vs. 0.35.