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

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Congress Demands No More iEHR Delays

Anthony Brino | Healthcare IT News | December 16, 2013

The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have come under fire this past year over their botched development of the integrated electronic health record system, which resulted in a go-live pushback and a doubling of overall costs. The myriad implementation setbacks have prompted Congress to finally put its foot down. Read More »

Congress Demands VA, DoD EHR Interoperability Progress

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 13, 2013

Under the new defense authorization bill, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department will have just about a month to develop a plan for interoperable digital health records. Read More »

Connect for Care

Karen B. DeSalvo, | Health IT Buzz | December 11, 2015

On Tuesday, I spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center about our vision for the near future where electronic health information is unlocked and securely accessible to achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.It was inspiring to see so many of our partners in the health IT community come together to talk about a future where we have a learning, connected health care system that leverages technology just as well and just as easily as the latest apps we all have on our phones for hailing a ride or paying our bills...

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Connecting Patient Data Solving Healthcare Interoperability and the ONC Blockchain Challenge

Peter B. Nichol | CIO | August 24, 2016

Interoperability is an old concept dating back to the eighth century BC. Society has been struggling for centuries with the idea of combining individual parts or components to create a whole unit. However, interoperability with healthcare only came about in published works 23 years ago, in 1993. More recently, in 2013, HIMSS defined of healthcare interoperability as “the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data and use the information that has been exchanged”...

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Consumer Guide Promotes Personal Health Records

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | September 17, 2012

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has issued a guide to help consumers understand how they can access their medical records and what they can do with them. Read More »

Consumer Health IT Summit - Government As Catalyst

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Kicking off National Health IT Week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted the second Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, September 10, 2012. Read More »

Consumer Health IT Summit - Government As Catalyst

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Kicking off National Health IT Week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted the second Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, September 10, 2012. Read More »

Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records

Ken Terry | Information Week HealthCare | January 30, 2013

Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project. Read More »

Dear CMS/ONC: For Meaningful Use, Give Providers Some Breathing Room, Too

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | December 10, 2013

Pardon my cynicism, but I'm not overly impressed with the proposal to extend the timeline for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program and delay implementation of Stage 3 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Read More »

Demand Exceeds Supply for Some Health IT Jobs

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | February 9, 2012

A recent brief from eHealth Initiative asserts more health IT job opportunities are available than qualified people to fill them, especially on the health data exchange front. The report comes on the heels of a Feb. 1 update from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that reveals jobs in the healthcare sector will outpace growth in other sectors through 2020.

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DeSalvo Delivers First Remarks To Health IT Policy Committee

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 14, 2014

[...] During the first meeting of the HIT Policy Committee and her second day of office, [Karen] DeSalvo delivered her first remarks which consisted mostly of an overview of her background with a particular focus on her most recent experiences as the City Health Commissioner of New Orleans. Read More »

DeSalvo Names ONC’s First Chief Health Information Officer

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 21, 2015

Michael James McCoy, MD, is set to become the first Chief Health Information Officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology...

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DeSalvo Shares 5-Point Plan For Interoperability

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | February 6, 2014

Karen DeSalvo, MD, newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, gave some insight Thursday on how the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology plans to proceed under her leadership. Read More »

DeSalvo To Open Institute For e-Health Policy Capitol Hill Briefing

Staff Writer | HIMSS | March 27, 2014

[...] On Thursday, April 10th, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, the recently appointed National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will participate in her first Capitol Hill briefing by providing opening remarks for a session on “The value of health data in transforming care using secure information to improve efficiency and quality.” Read More »

Direct Project Gathers Steam, Finalizes Protocol

Ken Terry | Fierce Health IT | March 21, 2011

More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations, including state-based and private sector health information exchanges, leading IT vendors, and several leading integrated delivery systems, are supporting or plan to support the Direct Project, a national standardized protocol for secure clinical messaging. Read More »