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 - JacobReider

The exodus from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) continues as Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, made it known that he will depart the agency at the end of November.

 - Karen DeSalvo Official

Nine months after being named national coordinator for health IT, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, is moving to a new role within the Dept. Health and Human Services focusing on the Ebola crisis.

 - money maze

Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an $840 million initiative to fund successful applicants who work directly with medical providers to rethink and redesign their practices, moving from systems driven by quantity of care to ones focused on patients’ health outcomes and coordinated healthcare systems.

 - StevenHorng

BOSTON—Wearables and other devices are improving efficiency of care to help ease stressed emergency department resources while making an impact on physician-patient relationships, said Steve Horng, MD, MMSc, assistant director of emergency informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, at the 2014 Fall AMDIS Symposium.

 - Innovation

BOSTON—When startups’ “fail fast” philosophy is obstructed by healthcare organizations’ “can’t fail" culture, innovation falls by the wayside, according to speakers at the 2014 AMDIS Fall Symposium.