June 07, 2013
The Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza stayed true to its name. It was, indeed, all about data -- how to liberate data, the need to liberate data, structuring data, promising new data apps, and how data scientists just might have the sexiest career of the 21st century.
May 23, 2013
The Beacon Communities proved that organizations can advocate changes to how healthcare is paid for by working with payers and providers, while improving quality and safety at the same time. "These were the pillars of the Beacon Community activities, and they taught us," National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, said. "They showed...
May 20, 2013
Not all electronic health records are created equal. At least that’s the message ONC officials communicated April 25 when they announced that two EHRs, previously certified under the EHR Incentive Programs, failed to meet industry requirements and have since had their certifications revoked.
May 20, 2013
Can the current regulatory structure in place within the federal government keep pace with health IT without inhibiting innovation?
May 14, 2013
"It's systems that let ordinary people do extraordinary things," national coordinator for health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD said during a Health IT Policy Committee meeting talk that vice chair Paul Tang described immediately afterward as "inspiring and challenging."
May 01, 2013
Can the current regulatory structure in place within the federal government keep pace with health IT without inhibiting innovation? A difficult question to answer, indeed, particularly in light of what National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, calls a "seismic shift" under way in three aspects of healthcare: how it's paid for, how it's delivered...
April 28, 2013
FOA new advocacy group wants to change the conversation about patient engagement – giving voice to healthcare consumers and pushing for more fruitful data exchange between patients and their physicians.
April 28, 2013
At a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee on April 3, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, and other committee members took a hard look at the CommonWell Health Alliance, a new vendor-led coalition to promote interoperability.
April 26, 2013
EHRMagic-Ambulatory and EHRMagic-Inpatient, both developed by Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based EHRMagic, are the first-ever EHRs to have their certifications revoked.
April 25, 2013
Evoking the "network of networks" notion, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has unwrapped a pair of funding initiatives designed to ratchet up large-scale comparative effectiveness research with patients at the center.