Health IT Policy Committee

By Tom Sullivan 11:09 am June 03, 2013
Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs with the National Partnership, takes the consumer's standpoint in EHR adoption and use -- meaning he is a supporter of strengthening, rather than delaying, the meaningful use program.
By Anthony Brino 09:48 am May 31, 2013
The ONC, FDA and Federal Communications Commission are seeking broad input from the healthcare and information technology industries on how the federal government should regulate health IT and mobile health technology in particular.
Department of Defense
By Anthony Brino 06:58 am May 30, 2013
As the Department of Defense looks for a new EHR system and aims to improve information sharing for veterans with lifetime digital health records, there are also several key patient privacy questions to consider.
By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am May 22, 2013
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has notified the Department of Defense that it will look for an electronic health record system available on the commercial market rather than develop its own based on the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA system. In his memo, Hagel said he based his decision on the results of a 30-day review of the Integrated...
By 12:00 am May 20, 2013
In January, I was asked to share my thoughts on Health Information Exchange at a joint hearing of the federal Health IT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am May 20, 2013
It’s been nearly 10 years since Micky Tripathi took the reins as chief executive officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a combination non-profit/for-profit collaborative of 34 nonprofit healthcare organizations in Massachusetts, founded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, American College of Physicians and the Mass Medical...
Farzad Mostashari, MD
By Tom Sullivan 08:42 am May 14, 2013
"It's systems that let ordinary people do extraordinary things," national coordinator for health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD said during a Health IT Policy Committee meeting talk that vice chair Paul Tang described immediately afterward as "inspiring and challenging."
EHR reimbursements
By Tom Sullivan 08:58 am May 08, 2013
Continuing the upward trajectory of EHR reimbursements flowing out into the healthcare industry, CMS said on Tuesday morning that the total paid as of March's end is more than $13.7 billion.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am April 28, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports it has paid out nearly $12.7 billion in meaningful use incentive payments through February 2013, according to the latest figures available.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am April 28, 2013
At a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee on April 3, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, and other committee members took a hard look at the CommonWell Health Alliance, a new vendor-led coalition to promote interoperability.

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