Health IT Pulse:

ONC


September 28, 2017  11:30 AM

ONC updates Health IT Certification Program to support efficiency

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
certification, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently announced in a blog post two changes that will be made to the agency's Health IT Certification Program. According to the blog post, those two changes to the Health IT Certification Program are:

April 14, 2017  1:56 PM

New ONC challenge focuses on accuracy and reliability of health data

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
health data security, health information exchange, ONC

A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by whom, and whether it was changed during its electronic exchange. Data provenance -- and ensuring...


February 23, 2017  4:31 PM

HIMSS 2017 conference: new health IT beyond meaningful use and EHRs

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, HIMSS, Meaningful use, ONC

The HIMSS 2017 conference, as usual, put up some good numbers. This year's edition of the country's biggest annual gathering of the health IT tribes registered...


January 25, 2017  1:34 PM

Under pressure, ONC still making noise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, hhs, HIMSS, HL7, ONC

With its leadership and programs in flux because of uncertainty accompanying the new administration, ONC has produced a flurry of activity lately punctuated by a slate of sessions scheduled for HIMSS 2017 in Orlando coming up Feb. 19. But even as remaining


December 30, 2016  4:38 PM

ONC launches health IT privacy policy challenge

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, ONC, privacy

ONC has launched a challenge for developers, designers and health data privacy experts to create an online model privacy notice generator for health IT products that will encourage transparency and help consumers make informed choices. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge awards prizes to the...


November 17, 2016  11:33 AM

ONC to Congress: Get moving on interoperability

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Interoperability, ONC

Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC)  has submitted a


November 11, 2016  1:01 PM

ONC health IT report: EHR use up, but work remains

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, HIPAA, information blocking, Interoperability, ONC

The 2016 annual report from Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology found that the use of EHR technology has dramatically increased in the past eight years. The report stated that 96% of hospitals and 78% of physician offices used certified EHRs in 2015. This is a...


October 17, 2016  5:25 PM

ONC official: Hospitals may already be familiar with new MACRA provisions

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
ONC, patient data privacy

BALTIMORE --Two main points stood out most when a leading ONC official took the stage at today’s AHIMA conference: MACRA and data segmentation for patient privacy. The release of the...

0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 6, 2016  2:02 PM

HHS awards funding for cybersecurity threat information sharing

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, hhs, Information sharing, ONC

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding to a Florida-based healthcare data sharing center to build a more effective system of information sharing about cyberthreats. The Office of the National Coordinator for...

0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 22, 2016  9:15 AM

ONC: More hospitals than ever making information available to patients electronically

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, health data exchange, ONC

Efforts to make health information available to patients are paying off, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: