Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

ONC report to Congress highlights interoperability work ahead.
By Government Health IT Staff 10:38 am October 10, 2014
Health IT infrastructure has made significant progress in recent years, with EHR adoption among hospitals and physicians growing. However, the development of health information exchanges and interoperability - needed to provide more effective care - still has a long way to go.
Judy Murphy, RN
By Frank Irving 02:51 pm October 03, 2014
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM Healthcare Global Business Services.
Frustrated doctor at laptop
By John W. Loonsk, MD 07:19 am September 22, 2014
It is a simple question: "Why doesn't electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?" Suggesting a 10-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn't answer it.
Map and compass
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am September 04, 2014
In part two of his Healthcare IT News Q&A, Micky Tripathi lays out the ways interoperability can finally be brought to fruition in the U.S. over the coming decade. Hint: the federal government and the private sector each have big jobs to do.
Micky Tripathi
By Mike Miliard 11:05 am September 03, 2014
Micky Tripathi talks about the JASON Task Force, the market pressures pushing for data sharing and the way forward for health information exchange.
By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm August 27, 2014
Increasingly, it seems Capitol Hill may be starting to question the long-term mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
By Mike Miliard 02:32 pm August 27, 2014
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter.
data sharing
By Government Health IT Staff 10:07 am August 15, 2014
More than $26 billion has been invested, mostly in incentive payments to hospitals and eligible professionals who meaningfully use electronic health records. Yet just a small percentage of healthcare systems are electronically sharing data.
By Erin McCann 11:04 am August 04, 2014
It's not just the thought of having a data security breach that scares Kaiser Permanente's Jim Doggett. It's the far-reaching damage such an event could wreak that really keeps him up at night.
Closeup of tire on road
By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am July 14, 2014
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. But, is it proving to be just too much for most providers?

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