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By Anthony Brino 10:41 am February 27, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator wants to create an EHR certification system for 2015 that would be guided by a more "effective response to stakeholder feedback" and incorporate "bug fixes" to make 2014 certification rules "clearer and easier to implement."
By Anthony Brino 10:34 am February 27, 2014
Distilled from Twitter, two of the nation's most powerful healthcare regulators offer some candid remarks on some of the most pressing issues, and gave a glimpse of possible policy changes.
By Tom Sullivan 10:20 am February 27, 2014
At CCHIT's "The Decade of Health IT" summit at HIMSS14 on Wednesday, four national coordinators looked back on their experiences working to drive healthcare information technology adoption over the past 10 years.
Clinton brings 'A' game to HIMSS14
By Erin McCann 07:51 am February 27, 2014
Speaking at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition Feb. 26, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did not disappoint.
By Tom Sullivan 12:34 pm February 26, 2014
From government shutdowns to vanishing budgets, the ONC has had its share of trials and tribulations as well as high points that one former czar describes as "unbelievable, literally unbelievable."
By Bernie Monegain 08:47 pm February 25, 2014
People have concerns about meeting government regulation requirements, particularly in light of deadlines that sometimes conflict, such as those for Stage 2 meaningful use and ICD-10 conversion. Karen DeSalvo, MD, understands that and is listening.
By Tom Sullivan 03:11 pm February 25, 2014
Top officials show signs of thinking like tech developers, even bandying about words usually reserved for software when talking about federal regulations.
By Frank Irving 01:44 pm February 25, 2014
"Clinical quality measurement and clinical decision support are really two parts of the same point," explained Marc Hadley, principal software systems engineer at MITRE Corporation and a co-presenter at a HIMSS14 educational session on Tuesday.
By Diana Manos 04:49 pm February 24, 2014
Rush University Medical Center has launched a program to help returning soldiers who suffer "invisible wounds" get the help they need.
By Tom Sullivan 02:15 pm February 24, 2014
This is not going to be easy: ONC and CMS officials are talking about aligning incentives at some point in the future.

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