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

Road
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am April 29, 2015
Interoperability has been part of the healthcare lexicon for at least a couple of decades. Today, however, true interoperability does not seem to be happening at the scale nor the speed the industry needs.
Network
By John Andrews 06:22 am April 23, 2015
The draft interoperability roadmap released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT contains so many details in its 166-pages that has been called "meaningful use on steroids."
Doc with tablet
By Natalie Hodge, MD 01:56 pm April 22, 2015
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here are two ways of harnessing technology to meet the criteria.
Lock
By Erin McCann 10:45 am April 21, 2015
ONC has released a new and improved handbook for securing electronic health information. Among the highlights: How to comply with meaningful use security requirements, questions to ask health IT vendors and HIPAA compliance checklists.
Jon White
By Mike Miliard 06:45 pm April 14, 2015
Jon White, MD, acting deputy national coordinator for health IT, has been coming to the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition since 2004. Back then, the Office of the National Coordinator didn't even yet exist.
By Chris Hayden 09:17 am April 14, 2015
The H.I.T. Men and Women award ceremony on April 13 honored nine men and women in healthcare who have made significant contributions through their dedication and vision.
map with pushpins
By John Andrews 03:34 pm April 12, 2015
The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT is about halfway through reviewing comments it received about the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap proposal it released in late January.
Roadblock
By Mike Miliard 10:13 am April 10, 2015
ONC is "becoming increasingly concerned" about reports of vendors and providers engaged in data blocking practices, "which devalue taxpayer investments in health IT and are fundamentally incompatible with efforts to transform the nation's health system."
Health IT illustration
By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am April 09, 2015
Comments to ONC on its draft interoperability roadmap start out with expressions of support, but continue with the nitty-gritty details of implementation -- putting a spotlight on the complexity of achieving something that's so far eluded healthcare.
Docs and execs
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am April 08, 2015
Rival EHR giants Cerner Corporation and Epic Systems have joined iPatientCare as CMS Designated Test EHR Program participants.

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