Health IT Policy Committee

Stressed doctor
By Jessica Davis 03:51 pm December 17, 2015
Substantial interoperability has yet to be achieved across healthcare, a recent report to Congress from the Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy Committee shows, held up by reasons including lack of standardization and security concerns.
US Capitol
By Diana Manos 12:02 pm September 29, 2015
Every year HIMSS calls on Congress with requests specific to advancing health IT. We check in to see what happened since 2014.
By Bernie Monegain 02:57 pm August 12, 2015
Just as it takes two to tango, it takes two to exchange healthcare information, and therein rests the rub. Many hospitals ready and willing to exchange healthcare data with other providers are stymied because the healthcare organization at the other end is unable to receive it.
Interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 01:27 pm August 11, 2015
Even as the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology puts interoperability front and center this week, a new survey shows healthcare professionals are skeptical it can even be achieved in 10 years.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Tom Sullivan 11:47 am August 04, 2015
ONC head Karen DeSalvo, MD, is slated to appear for a Senate committee hearing to determine whether it will grant her its nomination.
gavel and stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 03:02 pm June 18, 2015
Longtime health privacy expert Deven McGraw will join the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy.
Capitol
By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm June 11, 2015
"We're here today to announce an intensive review of electronic health records," Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced at the start of a hearing before the panel Wednesday.
Keyboard and flash drive
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 pm June 05, 2015
Former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has launched a national campaign around patient access to healthcare data with characteristic clarity and flair.
Illustration of man putting money in piggy bank
By Bernie Monegain 01:43 pm March 09, 2015
The Forbes 2015 list of the richest people on the planet has become longer this year with the addition of even more billionaires. We found five health IT pioneers on the list you've probably heard of.
vital signs
By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm December 18, 2014
Stage 2 meaningful use attestations have shown an uptick, but many providers still struggle. With the Flex-IT Act gaining traction in the House, Rep. Renee Ellmers and 28 fellow members of Congress have again called on HHS for a shorter reporting period. The AMA, meanwhile, is "appalled" that more than half of eligible providers will face...

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