ONC Announces Creation of CMO Role, Office of Consumer eHealth | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

ONC Announces Creation of CMO Role, Office of Consumer eHealth

May 16, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

In a blog post by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced the creation of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and an Office of Consumer eHealth. The primary function of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer will be to infuse a clinical perspective across ONC on all activities which have clinical implications. The Office of Consumer eHealth will work on consumer engagement.

The CMO role will include work in safety, usability, clinical decision support, meaningful use policy development, and quality including metrics and measurement development. The role will report to Mostashari and will “play a key role in helping ONC satisfy its mission of improving health and health care through health IT.”

The Office of Consumer eHealth will continue the work from the Office of Policy and Planning. The expanded work through this eHealth office will include the pledge program and patient-focused challenges. “Creation of the Office of Consumer eHealth demonstrates ONC’s strong commitment to enabling patient and family engagement in health care,” Mostashari said.

The ONC will undertake a national search for both a CMO and a Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth. Postings for both positions will appear on www.usajobs.gov.

Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.