A busy week of health IT policy and politics played out during the first week of August. For Washington observers, the week was a perfect mix of relaxed Hill Staff, new policy recommendations and a changing of the guard at ONC.

A busy week of health IT policy and politics played out during the first week of August. For Washington observers, the week was a perfect mix of relaxed Hill Staff, new policy recommendations and a changing of the guard at ONC. Accelerating health information exchange, the Food and Drug Administration’s role in health IT and news of Dr. Mostashari’s departure round out this week’s edition of the Washington Debrief, covering what CIOs need to know from the week that was Aug. 5, 2013.

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