The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

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By Mike Miliard 11:03 am December 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, issued a request for information this week -- wanting to hear from providers and vendors as the agencies look to reduce the burden of reporting clinical quality measures.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am December 23, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator's new 80-page document tracks standards maturity and adoptability, officials said.
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By Jessica Davis 10:51 am 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.
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By Mike Miliard 10:20 am December 11, 2015
In order to 'eliminate confusion and ambiguity' in its 500-plus page 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has added corrections to the Federal Register to help vendors better understand the final rule.
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By Jessica Davis 10:46 am December 10, 2015
The constant for 2016 will be a rise in patient engagement in HIEs, along with a drastic increase in security measures to prevent breaches, as the healthcare industry moves toward a more patient-centered mission.
By Jessica Davis 10:29 am December 03, 2015
Fewer than half of U.S. hospitals support an infrastructure capable of two-factor authentication, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reported in November, while 35 percent of critical access hospitals and 40 percent of small rural hospitals report the lowest levels of capability.
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By Jessica Davis 10:57 am December 01, 2015
Health IT is moving toward a consumer engagement focus to fuel population health. But despite a growing patient demand for electronic access to personal health records, technical and political barriers often limit the amount, value and accessibility of data.
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By Mike Miliard 03:43 pm November 25, 2015
Hospital IT departments have a lot on their plates these days. So for the staffs of the 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments to still love their jobs so much, to feel so strongly about the value of what they do, says a lot.
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By Jessica Davis 10:46 am November 10, 2015
Aledade, the ACO-focused startup launched by Farzad Mostashari, MD, announced Monday that Erica Galvez, former interoperability portfolio manager at ONC, will become the company's director of health information exchange.
By Jack McCarthy 10:29 am November 10, 2015
Two industry associations call for modifications to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT draft advisory on interoperability standards.

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