Karen DeSalvo

Cerner taps former VA CIO, ONC head to advisory group


Health care IT company Cerner has brought in some big guns to help advise on its work to build a new electronic health records system for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

DeSalvo stepping away from national coordinator for health IT role


​Karen DeSalvo is leaving her position as national coordinator for health IT to pursue her second role as the acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services full time.

HHS: Congress needs to help fight health info blocking


The federal official responsible for promoting electronic health information is asking for Congress' help to stop care providers blocking data sharing.

HHS launches cash contest for health IT app designers


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a pair of cash prize contests for health IT developers building apps using the increasingly popular electronic health record standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources — better known as FHIR.

U.S. updates health IT interoperability standards


​Private health IT developers now have an updated list of federally recognized standards to build interoperable products and services on a national level.