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

Interoperability
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.
Docs giving thumbs up
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am November 02, 2015
The American Medical Association, alongside MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, has launched a new framework to rank EHRs according to their user-centered design.
Error screen
By Tom Sullivan 07:49 am October 20, 2015
The EHR Association takes issue with ONC's limited anecdotal claims and heterogeneous definition of information blocking.
Digital caduceus
By Erin McCann 10:59 am October 16, 2015
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and HHS' Indian Health Services division have become the first federal agencies to earn DirectTrust accreditation, officials announced late this week.
Confused man at laptop
By Bernie Monegain 04:14 am October 16, 2015
Hospital chief information officers are still figuring out what the final rules for Stage 2 and Stage 3 meaningful use will mean for them. The message from fellow CIOs at the CHIME Fall Forum: "We feel your pain."
Road signs
By Bernie Monegain 09:58 am October 13, 2015
Seamless data exchange across vendors and among health systems is critical, the American Hospital Association argues. Nonetheless, just 40 percent of hospitals can use the information they receive, AHA points out.
US Capitol
By Tom Sullivan 08:06 am October 12, 2015
Healthcare IT News reported live from the nation's capital as policy makers were honored, keynote speakers compelled attendees, questions about the future were posed and progress was measured. Here's what we learned.
Stethoscope key on keyboard
By Erin McCann 10:53 am October 08, 2015
In case you forgot, allow a new OIG alert to remind you: Healthcare providers and EHR vendors who engage in information blocking might get in serious trouble with federal anti-kickback laws.
Man holding large pile of binders
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am October 07, 2015
In a "bonanza day" for health IT policy, CMS and ONC dropped final meaningful use rules, EHR certification criteria and a final interoperability roadmap on October 6. As they settled in to read hundreds of pages of regulations, industry leaders offered early reactions.
U.S. Capitol
By Erin McCann 05:18 pm October 06, 2015
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will ease reporting requirements for providers and also allow for 90-day reporting periods. They also announced major news on Stage 3.

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