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

By Mike Miliard 02:25 pm December 05, 2014
Add this to the list of hair-pulling, teeth-gnashing complaints legions of providers have about the U.S. government's increasingly exasperating meaningful use program.
By Bernie Monegain 02:21 pm December 05, 2014
A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary to revamp the meaningful use program.
By Mike Miliard 02:18 pm December 05, 2014
As co-chair of the joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee's JASON Task Force, Micky Tripathi is charged with digesting the report, "A Robust Health Data Infrastructure," prepared for AHRQ by the MITRE Corporation's JASON advisory group, and making suggestions to ONC about what to do with its findings on healthcare interoperability.
By John W. Loonsk, MD 02:15 pm December 05, 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.
By Erin McCann 01:58 pm December 05, 2014
National Health IT Week kicked off this September in Washington, DC, with prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am December 05, 2014
Health Level Seven International has launched the Argonaut Project -- a collaborative comprising healthcare heavy-hitters such as Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain, Beth Israel Deaconess and Partners HealthCare -- to speed the development and adoption of HL7’s standards framework, FHIR.
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am December 05, 2014
The need to share patient information with other providers and the use of financial incentives are key drivers in why many providers adopt and use health information technology tools such as electronic health records, according a data brief released today from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Doug Fridsma, MD
By Mike Miliard 11:14 am December 04, 2014
"I'd like to see a world where you get paid because you have good informaticians," said Doug Fridsma, MD, former chief scientist at ONC and now CEO of AMIA, speaking Wednesday at RSNA's 100th annual meeting in Chicago.
By Mike Miliard 10:50 am November 25, 2014
Lucia Savage, who joined the National Coordinator for Health IT as chief privacy officer this past month, will join other top security officials from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a panel at the HIMSS Media Privacy & Security Forum at the mHealth Summit on December 7.
By Mike Miliard 09:55 am November 24, 2014
As debate swirls about a recent Institute of Medicine report suggesting that electronic health records collect more non-clinical patient data for population health research, a new poll suggest patients are mostly willing to offer access to anonymized health information -- but only to an extent.

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