Health IT Standards Committee

By Jack McCarthy 03:42 pm September 25, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a draft of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory for public comment. It contains updates to the advisory's structure and content based on input from the public and the Health IT Standards Committee.
By Bernie Monegain 08:19 am May 22, 2015
The House Energy and Commerce Committee gave the 21st Century Cures bill a unanimous sendoff Thursday, voting 51-0 to approve. But the proposed legislation faces big hurdles on the interoperability front.
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.
glass ceiling
By Gus Venditto 11:11 am February 10, 2015
Smart advice about rising to the top in a male-dominated IT world.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am November 04, 2014
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has named Anjum Khurshid, MD, director of health systems at the Louisiana Public Health Institute, to serve on the Health IT Policy Committee. She has also renewed appointments for three members of the Health IT Standards Committee.
Charles Jaffe, MD
By Bernie Monegain 10:09 am October 17, 2014
Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of standards organization HL7, came away from the joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees earlier this week, thinking that the industry could move faster on interoperability. And HL7 has just the thing to change the game.
By Bernie Monegain 11:46 am June 26, 2014
After talking recently with former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, there seemed to be reason to be optimistic about the promise of health information technology, about moving the healthcare system as we've known it -- paper-based and clunky -- to one that is digital and, well, less clunky.
By Mike Miliard 10:31 am June 24, 2014
A new mobile app from Premier Inc. offers healthcare providers instant access to product pricing on purchasing contracts of all types.
Doctor with tablet
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
The GAO recently called three government agencies to task over the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked sorely needed strategy.
Identity crisis looms for US healthcare
By Anthony Brino 06:45 am March 18, 2014
While the U.S. continues digitizing its healthcare industry, a huge challenge is arising: not only securing those systems but verifying identities. With a steady stream of HIPAA-covered data breaches continuing over the past few years, some argue that current identity security approaches just aren't adequate.

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