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

Compass and map
By Tom Sullivan 04:15 pm October 06, 2015
The highly-anticipated document is a palpable call to action for public health, private providers and U.S. states to work toward enabling health data exchange and not just talk about how hard it is.
Brick wall
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am October 05, 2015
Amid calls to delay the meaningful use program, the Government Accountability Office published a report outlining some of the reasons that sharing health information is so difficult.
US Capitol
By Diana Manos 08:02 am 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.
microphone
By Jack McCarthy 03:42 pm September 25, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a draft of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory for public comment. It contains updates to the advisory's structure and content based on input from the public and the Health IT Standards Committee.
generic hospital building
By Bernie Monegain 10:51 am September 25, 2015
Lowell General Hospital, a community hospital near Boston, and ClinicalBox, are poised to go full blast into care coordination. "Time is of essence," says its chief nurse executive.
Jodi Daniel
By Mike Miliard 10:19 am September 22, 2015
A year since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT saw a spate of high-profile departures, another longtime veteran of the agency will be leaving this fall. Policy director Jodi Daniel will step down in October after a decade.
Doctor using laptop
By Bernie Monegain 06:29 am September 18, 2015
More than eight in 10 doctors across the country -- or 83 percent -- have adopted electronic health record systems, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
thumbs down
By Mike Miliard 11:02 am September 14, 2015
As more and more reports pile up cataloging provider frustrations with EHR functionality and usability, the Office of the National Coordinator has launched an online form where users can log complaints about certified products.
By Mike Miliard 10:42 am September 10, 2015
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, announced this week that Rebecca Freeman, RN, will join the agency to spearhead its nursing outreach and help shape its clinical informatics activities.
Error screen
By Erin McCann 10:49 am September 09, 2015
Is your electronic health record ONC-certified? Turns out, even if your EHR vendor and product is "certified" as meeting certain usability requirements, they might not actually be doing so, according to new analysis.

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