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

computers and code
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am January 23, 2015
Patient safety demands that certified electronic health records enable unique device identification, says a group of providers led by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Thermometer
By Bernie Monegain 09:38 am January 22, 2015
A coalition of 35 physician organizations led by the American Medical Association says doctors are fed up with their EHRs and the multitude of requirements coming from the meaningful use program.
Doctors illustration
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am January 22, 2015
We all know about CIOs and CMIOs. But what's the job of a chief health information officer, anyway?
Michael James McCoy, MD, ONC's Chief Health Information Officer
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am January 21, 2015
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has appointed a practicing physician to head a newly created role: Chief Health Information Officer.
By Erin McCann 11:05 am January 20, 2015
More and more patients are clamoring for their docs to go digital, but too many physicians are still dragging their feet.
Doctors in discussion
By Bernie Monegain 10:52 am January 20, 2015
Responding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's call for comments on its draft plan, the American Association of Family Physicians did not mince words.
People
By Mike Miliard 09:44 am January 14, 2015
Improving the health of populations is a challenging goal -- but one that could have some far-reaching positive impacts. Untangling issues around interoperability and data liquidity -- whether it's EHR vendors who don't play ball or privacy laws that hamstring well-meaning pop health initiatives -- will be key to making it happen.

Tom Delbanco, MD

By Mike Miliard 10:35 am January 08, 2015
OpenNotes launched in 2010 as a here-goes-nothing pilot program at three select providers. Since then, despite some initial physician resistance, the number of patients with easy electronic access to their doctors' notes has grown 250-fold. Now comes the real goal, says OpenNotes co-director Tom Delbanco, MD: making that transparency "the...
Doc at computer
By Tom Sullivan 05:57 am January 07, 2015
The proposed rule for Stage 3 meaningful use has landed at the Office of Management and Budget, alongside one from ONC aiming to make electronic health record certifications more broadly applicable across care settings.
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By Mike Miliard 11:06 am January 02, 2015
While "persistent challenges and barriers" related to infrastructure and funding continue to vex state health information exchanges, there's still ample need for their services and plenty of opportunity at the state and federal levels to keep supporting them, according to a new report presented to ONC.

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