From HL7's latest available Form 990 (pdf, IRS non-profit organization annual information return), publicly available from Guidestar.org. I was simply curious to know more about HL7 as an organization, in light of my recent post on them. Pretty interesting stuff.
ONC brain drain hits fever pitchOctober 24, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health ITThe exodus of top-tier ONC leadership continued late Thursday when Health and Human Services revealed that national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD was stepping out of her post — a surprise followed quickly by the news that deputy national coordinator Jacob Reider, MD is leaving as well.
The departures of ONC’s top two executives come as the office is sculpting two critical plans for its future: the 10-year interoperability roadmap and its next Federal Health IT Strategic Plan.
What’s more, DeSalvo and Reider are merely the latest in a string of high-profile ONC employees leaving.
During the last few months, in fact, chief nursing officer Judy Murphy accepted a post with IBM and chief science officer Doug Fridsma, MD resigned to take the helm at the American Medical Informatics Association, while chief privacy officer Joy Pritts and the director of ONC’s consumer eHealth program left without detailing immediate career plans.
The fact that so many executives are leaving ONC raises a number of questions: who will champion the interoperability roadmap and strategic plan? What does all this mean, if anything, for the meaningful use program moving forward? Will HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell appoint a new permanent national coordinator in the near future and, if so, who?...