May 23, 2017
VA Secretary David Shulkin is currently in the process of deciding among electronic health record alternatives for the future. Here are the main aspects VA should take into account when making its pick.
January 14, 2015
In an era where medicine is highly specialized and different specialties are involved in the care of a patient, intelligent use of information technology is essential to help providers, payers and patients achieve better care management outcomes while simultaneously improving cost and quality of care.
January 23, 2013
Today, as in last year’s New Year blog post, I will share with you a few of the ways in which ONC has interacted with you to meet its mission and mandate over the past year.
November 27, 2012
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.
June 29, 2012
It pains me to write this, but Georgia Tech seems to be taking the lead when it comes to healthcare IT research and partnerships.
January 10, 2012
I would like to highlight ten of this year's most notable developments in the world of health information technology and ONC.
August 04, 2011
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of health information exchange (HIE)—what it will mean 10, 15 or even 20 years down the road. There is no question that providers recognize the importance of HIE, and realize in combination with EHRs that it will transform the practice of medicine.
May 09, 2011
On May 6, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the second round of awards from the agency’s Industry Innovation Competition. Five pilot projects will receive funding from the VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2). Among the awarded projects, two are related to electronic patient data.
April 04, 2011
The Secretaries of the Veterans Affairs and Defense, Eric Shinseki and Robert Gates, respectively, have agreed to develop a common EHR platform that will serve both departments. Making the announcement is easier said than done, even if it is coming from the top of the food chain.
November 02, 2010
"Blue Button" technology - the ability of patients to download their health data via the Internet - has