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

By John Halamka 08:51 am November 14, 2013
The November HIT Standards Committee focused on the current status of certification and attestation, readiness of standards for patient generated data, ONC S&I Framework progress and the overall HITSC workplan.
By Diana Manos 08:50 am November 13, 2013
While listening to the Nov. 6 meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee, I'll be honest, I along with probably everyone else, was dying to hear a few words from the latest person to take the helm of ONC, Jacob Reider.
By John Halamka 08:29 am November 06, 2013
I've written several posts about the frustrating aspects of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification. The Clinical Quality Measures are certainly one of the problem spots.
By John Halamka 01:55 pm October 10, 2013
Over the next few months, Jacob Reider will serve as the interim National Coordinator for Healthcare IT while the search continues for Farzad Mostashari's permanent replacement. What advice would I give to the next national coordinator?
By Edmund Billings, MD 11:42 am October 07, 2013
The best EHRs are focused on helping physicians take care of patients, with Meaningful Use and ICD-10 derivative of patient care and documentation.
By John Halamka 08:01 am September 17, 2013
Our approach has been to leverage the modularity of Meaningful Use Stage 2 to divide up the work among vendors, the State government, and our own developers.
By Brian Ahier 08:31 am September 16, 2013
National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week Blog Carnival which will run from September 16-20, 2013.
By John Halamka 09:11 am September 05, 2013
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I've thought about the months ahead and the major challenges I'll face.
By Keith W. Boone 08:46 am August 26, 2013
I've noticed a trend of late. A significant number of standards efforts are being pushed forwards by funded projects, instead of through unfunded initiatives.
By John Halamka 08:08 am August 07, 2013
Tuesday morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.

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