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Nursing’s new voice at the ONC

Nurse Leader Insider, October 15, 2015

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Jennifer Thew, RN, for HealthLeaders Media , October 6, 2015

Rebecca Freeman's IT background and real-world nursing experience will help inform her agenda as CNO for the Office of the National Coordinator.

Nurse leaders often feel frustrated, flummoxed, and frazzled by the government rules and regulations that affect the healthcare industry. After all, we went into nursing to help people, not to decipher legislative jargon created by bureaucrats who aren't clinicians and don't understand what nurses do.

Well, nurses have a new voice in the federal government who understands those sentiments.

On Sept. 8, Rebecca Freeman, RN, PhD, PMP, became chief nursing officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the federal government agency responsible for coordinating implementation and use of health IT and the electronic exchange of health information. And even though she has been in the role for only "two seconds," she took time to speak with me about her background, her goals, and her thoughts on how health IT affects the nursing profession.

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