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

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What Is Different About Health IT When Talking Usability?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 7, 2014

Health information technology may resemble other forms of hardware, software, systems, and services, but when the focus turns to usability that resemblance breaks down, according Jacob Reider, MD, of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Read More »

What Is Moving National Health Information Exchange Forward?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | February 3, 2014

[...] The eHealth Exchange (née the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange) has come a long way from its earliest beginnings as an initiative spurred on by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to recent developments which saw it spun off into its own public-private partnership run by Healtheway. Read More »

What the IoT can learn from the health care industry

After a short period of excitement and rosy prospects in the movement we’ve come to call the Internet of Things (IoT), designers are coming to realize that it will survive or implode around the twin issues of security and user control: a few electrical failures could scare people away for decades, while a nagging sense that someone is exploiting our data without our consent could sour our enthusiasm. Early indicators already point to a heightened level of scrutiny — Senator Ed Markey’s office, for example, recently put the automobile industry under the microscope for computer and network security. Read More »

Whose Data Is It Anyway?

John Moore and Rob Tholemeier | The Health Care Blog | November 20, 2013

A common and somewhat unique aspect to EHR vendor contracts is that the EHR vendor lays claim to the data entered into their system. Rob and I, who co-authored this post, have worked in many industries as analysts. Nowhere, in our collective experience, have we seen such a thing. Read More »

Why Is EHR Certification Endangering Stage 2 Meaningful Use?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | December 2, 2013

The clock is already ticking for hospitals, especially those eligible and participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. Stage 2 Meaningful Use is already underway for these hospitals which must complete their attestation during one of four mandated reporting quarters. At the same time, they must continue their preparations for ICD-10 come Oct. 1, 2014. Read More »

Why ONC Seeks New Authorities Over Health Data Blocking

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | March 23, 2016

Increases in EHR adoption and the growth of EHR use since the passing of the law creating the EHR Incentive Programs and defining the authorities of the Office of the National Coordinator require Congress to provide the federal agency with new powers related to health data blocking. That's what National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a Subcommittee on Information Technology hearing on Tuesday...

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Health Affairs Briefing: Health Information Technology Adoption And Use

Event Details
Type: 
Open Source Event
Date: 
July 9, 2013 - 8:30am - 11:00am
Location: 
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor
Washington, DC
United States

On Tuesday, July 9, Health Affairs will host a briefing to report latest trends in health information technology adoption among US health care providers and hospitals.

The event will feature remarks from Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and coincides with the release of three Web First papers from Health Affairs, as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report on HIT Adoption. Read More »

Health Datapalooza 2014

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 1, 2014 (All day) - June 3, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Washington, DC
United States

More than 2,000 experts convene in nation’s capital; demand access, use of health data to propel innovation

The Health Data Consortium (HDC),a non-profit advocacy and membership organization dedicated to mobilizing health data to transform the U.S. health care system, announced keynote speakers for Health Datapalooza 2014, being held at the Marriott Wardman Park on June 1-3 in Washington, D.C.

Speakers include:

  • Steven Brill, CEO and co-founder, Journalism Online LLC and author of TIME Magazine’s controversial cover feature “Bitter Pill”
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO and co-founder, athenahealth
  • Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Elliott Fisher, Director, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Atul Gawande, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and New Yorker contributor...

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OSEHRA 2014 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 3, 2014 (All day) - September 5, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

The OSEHRA Open Source Summit on Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT on September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center outside Washington D.C.  OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance, is an emerging leader in the advancement of open source electronic health record (EHR) software and related health information technology. OSEHRA will bring together the best and brightest from healthcare and various major open source initiatives including the VistA and RPMS EHRs. 

Keynote speakers this year include:

  • Stephen W. Warren-Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.-Chief Science Officer and Director of the Office of Science and Technology in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jim Whitehurst-President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat

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Digital Heath Platform (DHP) Proof-of-Concept Webinar

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
February 28, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Steve Rushing, Senior Strategic Adviser to Georgia Institute of Technology’s Healthcare Interoperability and Integration Innovation Lab (I3L), will present methodology and technology insights drawn from the public-private collaboration that built the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Digital Health Platform (DHP) strategy proof-of-concept model. Read More »

HHS IDEA Lab Innovation Day

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Hubert Humphrey Building Washington, DC
United States

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer is holding its HHS Innovation Day on May 15th, 2017 at the Hubert Humphrey Building in the Great Hall from 9:00am-3:00pm. The day will feature presentations from teams across HHS who are using entrepreneurial methods like design thinking and lean startup to improve how their office or agency delivers on the HHS mission. The day will also feature a panel on deploying creative thinking to improve work in government, and innovative speakers from government and the private sector.

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2018 Public Health Informatics Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 19, 2018 (All day) - August 23, 2018 (All day)

It’s been nearly two years since the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) released its multi-article supplement, “Public Health Informatics: A Call to Action,” in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Since then, it’s only become clearer that to effectively serve communities in today’s information-driven world, public health – and its cross-sector partners – must advance and strengthen its capability to transform data into action (e.g., services, interventions, and policies). But forging that capability is no easy feat. Challenges such as underdeveloped information technology (IT) infrastructure, lack of training, and insufficient workforce capacity have made public health informatics seem either intimidating or vastly inaccessible to public health professionals. Despite this, there is a role for informatics within every health department. The 2018 PHI Conference exists to help you learn that role through sessions, workshops, and peer-sharing opportunities that:

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