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June 15, 2016  2:44 PM

ONC moves on health IT safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR safety, Joint Commission, ONC, patient safety

Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But not by

June 1, 2016  3:22 PM

ONC pushes vendors to disclose information

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
certified EHR technology, Interoperability, ONC

Moves by federal health regulators to pressure EHR vendors to reveal more information about pricing and functionality of their software are meeting a mixed response. ONC, at its


May 12, 2016  12:13 PM

ONC healthcare contest to give patients more say over data movement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIE, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange, ONC

Most people can be reached instantly by others through mobile technology. A new healthcare contest devised by ONC may make it so that patients are able to approve the electronic transmission of their health data just as quickly. The ONC Move Health Data Forward Challenge seeks to support the...


May 3, 2016  1:30 PM

CHIME plots ways to augment medical device interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CHIME, device interoperability, FDA, Interoperability, ONC

The FDA is making an effort to increase medical device interoperability, but their current plan for achieving that objective isn't comprehensive enough, according to a group of healthcare CIOs and IT executives. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) wrote a letter...


March 29, 2016  3:20 PM

Group submits proposal for changing weight of meaningful use objectives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHA, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Though the criteria and focus of the meaningful use program have changed on multiple occasions since...


March 22, 2016  2:15 PM

NIH, ONC pilot to build on Precision Medicine Initiative

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FHIR, Genomes, HL7, ONC, precision medicine

Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to


March 15, 2016  3:56 PM

ONC contracts Accenture subsidiary to make patient-generated health data framework

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ONC, Wearable devices, wellness

Healthcare providers overwhelmed by the amount of data recorded by the wearable and mobile health devices of their patient populations can take some comfort in knowing that it won't be...


February 24, 2016  12:17 PM

ONC on the interoperability march again

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIE, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC

With HIMSS 2016 looming next week, ONC has rolled out yet another project in the federal health IT agency's campaign to promote what has probably been up to now


February 9, 2016  4:23 PM

ONC says HIPAA doesn’t impede health IT interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, Interoperability, OCR, ONC, PHI

Officials at ONC are determined to smother the notion that HIPAA and its PHI regulations interfere with providers' capacity to exchange patients' health information. At least that's the implication behind a collection of educational resources being published and promoted by ONC. In response to...


January 5, 2016  3:16 PM

Massachusetts behavioral health facilities incentivized to use health IT

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
behavioral health, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Nearly 180 behavioral health facilities in Massachusetts are sharing more than $1 million in grant funds to support them in their use of health IT, such as implementing EHRs and health information...

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