Karen DeSalvo steps down as chair of HIT Policy Committee

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo will no longer serve as chair of ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.

The announcement was made at Tuesday's joint meeting of the Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards Committees. Kathleen Blake, M.D., vice president of performance improvement at the American Medical Association, will now serve alongside Paul Tang, vice president and chief health transformation officer for IBM Watson Health, as co-chair. In addition to her work at AMA, Blake is also executive director of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, and is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

DeSalvo will continue to serve as a member of the committee. Meeting materials

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2019 Drug Pricing and Reimbursement Stakeholder Summit

Given federal and state pricing requirements arising, press releases from industry leading pharma companies, and the new Drug Transparency Act, it is important to stay ahead of news headlines and anticipated requirements in order to hit company profit targets, maintain value to patients and promote strong, multi-beneficial relationships with manufacturers, providers, payers, and all other stakeholders within the pricing landscape. This conference will provide a platform to encourage a dialogue among such stakeholders in the pricing and reimbursement space so that they can receive a current state of the union regarding regulatory changes while providing actionable insights in anticipation of the future.

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