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By Keith W. Boone 09:00 am June 28, 2013
Anyone familiar with one of my favorite TV shows, MythBusters, has probably heard the expression "Failure is always an option." Co-host Adam Savage indicates that the principal behind this is that you learn from what you are doing, whether or not you succeed.
By John Halamka 08:43 am May 29, 2013
Yesterday I led the Clinical IT Governance meeting at BIDMC and I thought it would be interesting for my readers to get an inside look of the kind of topics we're discussing and how we're implementing our most challenging projects.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 09:03 am May 13, 2013
I’ve been in the healthcare delivery business now for 30 years and I can confidently say we’ve paid almost no attention to design. As we get closer to a world where we are engaging patients in their own health outcomes, design will be much more critical.
By John Halamka 10:54 am May 01, 2013
ONC/CMS provides strong oversight of the meaningful use program by continuousy reexamining the quality of certified products and auditing hospitals and practices that have attested to meaningful use.
By Keith W. Boone 08:13 am April 18, 2013
Six GOP Senators call for overview of Meaningful Use EHR incentive program was the tweet. It referenced a link which then referred to a report by Senators Thune, Alexander, Roberts, Burr, Coburn and Enzi.
By David Harlow 09:02 am March 08, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, announced the release of an ONC RFI at HIMSS March 6, entitled "Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange," in order to identify ways in which ONC may accelerate interoperability of EMRs without any additional statutory or regulatory authority.
By Brian Ahier 10:35 am March 06, 2013
Last year HIMSS became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and committed to develop and implement the Healthcare Transformation Project (HTP).
By Vikram Sukthankar 10:33 am February 13, 2013
Improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare is a national priority. While clinical quality measures have been around for some time, they are now taking center stage through federal, state and commercial quality/pay for performance (P4P) initiatives.
By Farzad Mostashari, MD 01:28 pm January 23, 2013
Today, as in last year’s New Year blog post, I will share with you a few of the ways in which ONC has interacted with you to meet its mission and mandate over the past year.
By John Halamka 10:11 am December 18, 2012
In 2013, I'm focused on 5 major work streams. One component that crosses several of my goals is how electronic documentation should support structured data capture for ICD10 and ACO quality metrics.

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