The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
05:18 pm October 06, 2015
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will ease reporting requirements for providers and also allow for 90-day reporting periods. They also announced major news on Stage 3.
04:15 pm October 06, 2015
The highly-anticipated document is a palpable call to action for public health, private providers and U.S. states to work toward enabling health data exchange and not just talk about how hard it is.
11:21 am October 05, 2015
Amid calls to delay the meaningful use program, the Government Accountability Office published a report outlining some of the reasons that sharing health information is so difficult.
08:02 am September 29, 2015
Every year HIMSS calls on Congress with requests specific to advancing health IT. We check in to see what happened since 2014.
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.
10:51 am September 25, 2015
Lowell General Hospital, a community hospital near Boston, and ClinicalBox, are poised to go full blast into care coordination. "Time is of essence," says its chief nurse executive.
10:19 am September 22, 2015
A year since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT saw a spate of high-profile departures, another longtime veteran of the agency will be leaving this fall. Policy director Jodi Daniel will step down in October after a decade.
06:29 am September 18, 2015
More than eight in 10 doctors across the country -- or 83 percent -- have adopted electronic health record systems, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
11:02 am September 14, 2015
As more and more reports pile up cataloging provider frustrations with EHR functionality and usability, the Office of the National Coordinator has launched an online form where users can log complaints about certified products.
10:42 am September 10, 2015
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, announced this week that Rebecca Freeman, RN, will join the agency to spearhead its nursing outreach and help shape its clinical informatics activities.