Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Docs in for Stage 2 rude awakening
By Erin McCann 10:44 am January 22, 2014
The Stage 2 numbers for eligible docs are what some might call a little bit scary. Most office-based physicians are not prepared for the October 2014 beginning attestation date. In fact, many aren't even close.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am January 20, 2014
A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for one of OhioHealth's Columbus hospitals.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 20, 2014
By now, the term health information exchange has evolved to the point where it has a wide array of meanings. The fact that more varieties of health data are being shared across more platforms with more people is a good thing, from anyone's perspective.
Jessica Ladd, founder of Sexual Health Innovations (R)
By Erin McCann 07:59 am December 10, 2013
The numbers do the talking. There are 110 million sexually transmitted infections among women and men nationwide, with 20 million new STIs reported each year. New mobile health innovations, however, are seeking to bring these numbers down, big time.
By Mike Miliard 11:27 am November 19, 2013
In an effort to combat the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the Office of the National Coordinator has launched a new interoperability initiative to better link drug monitoring programs with health IT systems.
Stage 2 changes are unlikely, says ONC
By Neil Versel 06:28 am November 19, 2013
Wish there could be a delay of Stage 2 meaningful use? Talk to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, not the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. And don't hold your breath.
By Anthony Brino 10:51 am October 29, 2013
Although meaningful use visionaries are hoping to advance the cause of robust public health registries as part of the program's Stage 3, widespread, seamless public health data exchange still has a ways to go.
By Tom Sullivan 05:42 am October 16, 2013
The timing of the government shutdown, which coincided with the start of meaningful use Stage 2 and left the Office of the National Coordinator gutted, seems an unfortunate turn of events that industry observers say is causing delays to health IT progress.
By Bernie Monegain 09:48 am October 04, 2013
Health IT company athenahealth will use its data to report on the flu and other communicable diseases during the government shutdown. The firm will monitor and share population health information from across its nationwide big data set.
ONC to take hit in government shutdown
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am October 01, 2013
During the government shutdown, only four of the total 184 on-board staffers at ONC would be retained and charged with handling "orderly phase-down and suspension of operations."

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