American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Bend in the road
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm September 21, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveys the state of a digitizing health system in a new report, taking stock of the meaningful use program's successes and limitations -- and forecasting emerging healthcare trends.
Man holding crystal ball
By John Andrews 12:10 pm August 18, 2015
Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers. Among the elements that warrant attention are quality reporting, clinical decision support and security risk analysis.
Doctors and tech
By Bernie Monegain 03:00 pm May 28, 2015
Two reports from two separate research firms -- Kalorama and Black Book Rankings -- indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives for meaningful use dwindle and a large shift in vendor market share occurs.
Jon White
By Mike Miliard 10:45 pm April 14, 2015
Jon White, MD, acting deputy national coordinator for health IT, has been coming to the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition since 2004. Back then, the Office of the National Coordinator didn't even yet exist.
glass ceiling
By Gus Venditto 04:11 pm February 10, 2015
Smart advice about rising to the top in a male-dominated IT world.
By Mike Miliard 07:44 pm December 12, 2014
After a track record of success since it was founded decade ago – including a crucial five years in which it helped the federal EHR incentive program effect huge advances in the IT infrastructure of the U.S. healthcare system – the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seemed to find itself at a crossroads in 2014.
By John Andrews 07:30 pm December 05, 2014
Hard to believe, but it has been a decade since the George W. Bush administration created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and issued a challenge to the healthcare industry that it should be seamlessly interoperable by the year 2014.
computers and code
By Mike Miliard 06:07 pm October 14, 2014
Here's the good news: Seventy-seven percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a robust 90 percent of hospital-owned providers are up and running with EMRs. But there's not-so-good news, too.
calendar and clock
By Mike Miliard 04:45 pm October 07, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reopen the submission period for meaningful use hardship exception applications.
By Mike Miliard 07:16 pm August 27, 2014
Increasingly, it seems Capitol Hill may be starting to question the long-term mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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