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

Keyboard and flash drive
By Bernie Monegain 09:00 am 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.
Alarm
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:38 am June 01, 2015
Whether users are ignoring technology (alarm fatigue) or blindly following it (assuming clinical decision support prompts are always right), ultimately it's up to the caregiver to fully consider his or her medical training and use common sense.
Roadblock
By Sherree Geyer 10:02 am June 01, 2015
Anna Orlova, senior director, standards at AHIMA, compares the current interoperability of today's electronic health record systems to treadle sewing machines of the early 20th century.
Stressed doctor
By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am May 28, 2015
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its executives proposed several changes.
Road signs
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am May 18, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator has shared the reams of public feedback it's received in response to the first draft of its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. Opinion ranges from enthusiastic support to flat opposition.
Rocket illustration
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am May 12, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Thursday the six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge. ONC awarded a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects.
Applause
By Bernie Monegain 11:08 am May 08, 2015
President Obama's nomination of ONC Chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, to the post of Assistant HHS Secretary, did not surprise many in health IT circles. After all, she was already Acting Assistant Secretary. As some stakeholders say, if she is confirmed, they will have an advocate in an even higher position in government.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Bernie Monegain 09:23 am May 07, 2015
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, has been nominated by President Obama to the post of Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If she is confirmed by the Senate, she would step down as National Coordinator for Health IT, a post she has held since January 2014.
Doc using laptop
By Erin McCann 11:07 am May 05, 2015
If you were just getting used to CMS' electronic clinical quality measures, get ready for its annual update after the federal government recently announced measure changes for the 2016 reporting period.
Crystal ball
By Brian Ahier 09:28 am May 05, 2015
Conversations at HIMSS conferences in recent years have been largely dominated by meaningful use. This year, a great deal of talk was about going past MU and beginning to look at outcomes as opposed to process measures.

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