DeSalvo Sets Her Sights On Big Data

Diana Manos | HealthcareITNews | April 11, 2014

ONC chief Karen DeSalvo said it’s time for ONC to drive healthcare beyond the meaningful use of electronic health records toward the use of big data.

“We have done a great job in the past ten years to get where we are, but I am really excited about the next decade to advance this notion to get data beyond meaningful use and advancing interoperability,” she said Thursday in a keynote on Capitol Hill. DeSalvo spoke at a luncheon series hosted by the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics–part of the HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for eHealth Policy.

DeSalvo said the emphasis over the next ten years should go more from pushing data to an emphasis on the ability to query and retrieve data.