This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS. Dr. DeSalvo discusses ONC’s plans to advance Health IT beyond adoption to meaningful use and interoperability of health information technology, as well as health information exchange, to advance the triple aim of better care, better outcomes and reduced costs in health care.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, also known as HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on achieving better health with information technology. Mr. Lieber assesses where we are globally in terms of health IT adoption standards and the need for enhanced broadband capabilities to improve the flow of healthcare information.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Visiting Fellow at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution and former National Coordinator for Health IT at the US Department of Health and Human Services. He discusses the roll out of the health care law and the transformational power of health information technology to improve health care delivery.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Sivak talks about programs underway at HHS to harness the power of data, technology and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. He discusses numerous programs that have been launched to improve access to health data for researchers, governments and individuals.
Mark and Margaret speak with Lygiea Ricciardi, Acting Director of Consumer e-Health at the Office of the National Coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Ricciardi discusses plans at ONC to accelerate the e-health movement which seeks to make electronic health records available to all patients so they can be better informed stewards and consumers of their own medical care.
Mark and Margaret speak with David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative, a consortium of policy makers, providers and health industry leaders working to improve health care for all New Yorkers through integrated health information technology. Mr. Whitlinger talks about innovative policies that are helping to facilitate interoperability of the state’s many electronic health systems and mobile health platforms.