Office of the National Coordination for Health Information Technology (ONC)

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Health IT Buzz: Progress on Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Latest Health IT Buzz on Health Information Technology (HIT) from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) - Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA] – which included the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs – was signed into law, the nation has seen unprecedented growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). Between 2009 and 2012, EHR adoption nearly doubled among physicians and more than tripled among hospitals. Read More »

Help Us Put Blue Button On The Map

Peter Garrett | HealthITBuzz | September 16, 2013

How do we talk about the Blue Button Initiative in a way that really gets the attention of those who don’t already know about it or haven’t thought about its benefits? Read More »

The Future of AHRQ’s Health Services Research

Michael Berkwits | The Journal of the American Medical Association | August 19, 2015

Both houses of Congress will have to resolve their differences to pass a 2016 federal budget bill, which then goes to President Obama for his signature or veto. In the meantime, AHRQ Director Richard Kronick, PhD, sat down with JAMA to talk about the agency’s work and its relationship with other federal health research entities. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation...

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