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

By John Halamka 03:38 pm October 02, 2014
On October 15, the Policy Committee and Standards Committee will meet to review the draft interoperability roadmap that will guide our work in the post-meaningful use era.
By John Halamka 09:13 am September 02, 2014
Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation.
By Edmund Billings, MD 02:24 pm July 24, 2014
So, why is VistA CPRS the preferred choice? In a word, design. The VA built the system with two design goals: improved patient care and rapid adoptability.
By John Halamka 10:18 am July 18, 2014
The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data segmentation for privacy, analysis of provider directory standards and more.
By John Halamka 09:49 am June 23, 2014
The June HIT Standards Committee focused on an update and evaluation of the standards and interoperability framework initiatives, consistent with the overall theme of ONC’s recent reorganization and strategic plan to focus on fewer goals with a greater depth.
By Tom Sullivan 10:33 am June 05, 2014
Earlier this week, Karen DeSalvo, MD, sent an e-mail to ONC staffers detailing plans to restructure the office. In return, DeSalvo on Tuesday received a letter from the Energy and Commerce committee demanding answers.
By John Halamka 08:43 am June 04, 2014
John Halamka, MD, offers his take on the recent reorganization at ONC, which reduced 17 different offices to 10.
By Chad Johnson 08:28 am June 03, 2014
The Direct Project's use is increasing at a rapid pace. The meaningful use-required transport standard is easy to use and is finally starting to change the discussion those in the health IT industry are having around health information exchange.
By John Halamka 09:39 am May 28, 2014
Last week, I posted the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from CMS that offers flexibility to Meaningful Use attestation in 2014. Since then, I've received hundreds of emails about it from my fellow CIOs across the country. Here's a summary.
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:06 pm May 13, 2014
Why politics, parity and performance requirements mean behavioral health hospitals should adopt now.

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