Healthcare IT News September 10, 2021
Kat Jercich

But another panelist at the ONC Tech Forum on Friday noted that those two terms are not necessarily synonymous.

At the first Friday of the two-day Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Tech Forum, Deputy National Coordinator Steve Posnack flagged a common theme across the agenda: a focus on social determinants of health, equity and strengthening public health.

“These are things that are of immediate interest and have immediate effect in terms of overall pandemic response,” said Posnack.   

“These are also ONC priorities and priorities for the secretary [of Health and Human Services] and the administration as a whole,” he added.  

The questions, he said, will be: “How we can continue to make progress in these...

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