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

Maze of roads
By John W. Loonsk, MD 11:06 am April 06, 2015
Despite all the recent industry-wide discussion, objective measures suggest that health IT interoperability is still only barely simmering, says John Loonsk, MD.
Map and compass
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am April 03, 2015
Noting that it builds on an approach that it "actively supports" -- standards to lay the groundwork for interoperability, and processes to certify that those standards are implemented -- HIMSS has offered qualified support for ONC's Interoperability Roadmap.
mHealth tools
By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am April 01, 2015
Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak recently announced that he will step down from the job this month. Tom Sullivan spoke with Sivak in 2013 about disrupting government culture with technology and modern business practices.
Interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 08:23 am March 27, 2015
At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. But that doesn't mean the road to connected care will be an easy one.
Illustration of man yelling
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:17 am March 26, 2015
"Because I said so." If you've ever been a parent of a teenager, you've likely uttered (screamed) those four words on more than one occasion. Our columnist recently recognized some similarities with the meaningful use program.
Healthcare icons
By John Halamka 10:40 am March 25, 2015
On March 20, CMS released its proposed Stage 3 rules and certification critieria for eligible hospitals and providers. This analysis by Micky Tripathi and John Halamka, MD, goes through the good, the bad and the ugly of it all.
Group of people with speech bubbles
By Bernie Monegain 11:25 am March 23, 2015
The reaction to the long-anticipated Stage 3 meaningful use rules has been slow in coming, but a few people have managed to wade through the hundreds of pages since they were released late Friday afternoon. They're cautiously optimistic.
Hands together
By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm March 12, 2015
Many people think of clinical decision support in terms of technology. But it's not just about computers, says Jerome Osheroff, MD. "It's all about people, process and technology -- in that order of importance."
US Capitol
By Bernie Monegain 10:56 am March 06, 2015
Five Republican senators -- the same group that in 2013 called for a "reboot" of the HITECH Act -- are pressing on with their efforts to drive changes in how health IT is deployed, especially with regard to interoperability.
Open door
By Brian Ahier 10:04 am February 18, 2015
While the collection and sharing of health data has yet to significantly impact care cost or quality, it has laid the foundation for the move toward population health management. The future for health IT starts now.

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