By Mary Mosquera 11:02 am November 05, 2012
Federal campaign builds usership to 1 million
By Mary Mosquera 09:45 am November 05, 2012
When the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently selected Aegis.Net to establish a health IT test standard and interoperability as part of meaningful use of electronic health records, it highlighted the rising importance of interoperability testing.
By Mary Mosquera 09:39 am October 31, 2012
The Indian Health Service is offering Web access for patients to a portion of the medical and administrative information it holds in the IHIS Medical, Health and Billing Records system as part of a personal health records (PHR) system it is developing.
By Mary Mosquera 11:26 am October 25, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs has laid out a roadmap toward meaningful use certification of its VistA EHR system, with a version that's being updated and improved in the OSEHRA open source community.
By Mary Mosquera 11:04 am October 12, 2012
An emerging issue as providers and hospitals drive toward achieving meaningful use of certified EHRs is how the identity of individuals should be verified when they electronically access their health records. The privacy and security panels that advise the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) want to hear from the public about...
By Mary Mosquera 10:31 am October 10, 2012
Winners of Blue Button app competitions sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and The Advisory Board Company were announced Oct. 8 at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco and at its Twitter hashtag, #health2con.
By Mary Mosquera 10:02 am October 04, 2012
A majority of physicians now say that a business case for the electronic exchange of health information across all care settings is becoming evident because they believe it will have a positive impact on healthcare.
By Mary Mosquera 09:34 am October 03, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched its Blue Button video competition Oct. 1 to create awareness of consumers having easy online access to their health information, and to motivate them in how they might use it.
By Mary Mosquera 07:29 am September 28, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs expects to formally award a contract for mobile device manager software by Sept. 30. The technology will enable VA to ultimately support up to 100,000 devices and allow employees and clinicians to use their own devices.
By Mary Mosquera 10:06 am September 25, 2012
Developers in an ONC voluntary community are beginning to drill down into what will be required to automate the Blue Button feature to exchange patient health information at the consumer’s request under different scenarios.