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‘Leadership Gap’ Threatens MU Momentum, Says AMA
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The second leadership shuffle in less than one year at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology could “jeopardize the growing momentum around [Meaningful Use] interoperability,” the American Medical Association said.

AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, in remarks released by his office Monday, said the announced departures last week of ONC Director Karen DeSalvo, MD, and Deputy Director Jacob Reider, MD, “leaves a significant leadership gap” at the office charged with overseeing and coordinating the nation’s adaptation of interoperable electronic health records.