Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

By Hamid Tabatabaie 09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By Irv Lichtenwald 10:46 am October 28, 2015
Context and perspective matter. And it's often both context and perspective that are lacking from the daily snapshots we get of health information technology, meaningful use, interoperability and the progress we are either making or not making, depending on your perspective.
By Frank Ingari 10:41 am July 28, 2015
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim.
By Pamela Bartz 01:58 pm July 21, 2015
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can't reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization enables hospitals and health systems to create a more agile information architecture.
By David Harlow 11:42 am July 20, 2015
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability.
By John Halamka 08:52 am June 03, 2015
John Halamka, MD, discusses the issue causing providers anxiety and why Congress wants to intervene.
By John Halamka 08:59 am May 27, 2015
Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of Disillusionment.
By Brendan FitzGerald 02:16 pm May 26, 2015
Healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for the sake of gathering data yields little benefit. But when data is refined, the opportunities for use multiply.
By Roger Davis 01:09 pm March 20, 2015
U.S. healthcare needs more Davids: people and vendors who use their agility to execute innovative ideas that advance healthcare delivery and improve outcomes. But without a truly interoperable environment, we may be left with just a few Goliaths.
By David Harlow 10:43 am March 18, 2015
OMB cleared the HIPAA pre-audit survey late last week. That is one crucial prerequisite to OCR's initiation of the new round of HIPAA audits that have been the subject of all the Delphic prophecies we keep hearing.

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