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July 30, 2015  9:47 AM

ONC still putting cash behind its priorities

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

While the Obama administration may be nearing lame duck status, its health IT arm, ONC, is still doling out money to people doing things that align with the agency’s...

March 26, 2015  9:32 AM

Halamka and Tripathi take aim at meaningful use stage 3

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, halamka, meaningful use stage 3, ONC

The health IT world reeled when CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT unleashed more than 700 pages of proposed rulemaking for meaningful use stage 3 for healthcare providers and EHR vendors. Now...

February 4, 2015  5:20 PM

ONC’s interoperability roadmap points the way, federal health IT officials say

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
DeSalvo, Interoperability, ONC

At 13 pages, it reads a lot longer. Even officials of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT at their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this week sometimes sheepishly acknowledged that their new “

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December 22, 2014  11:49 AM

Review the cyberattack on Sony Pictures in light of potential EHR theft

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, data breaches, Disaster Recovery, EHR security, ONC

When was the last time you talked to your company's emergency response planners? If you haven't done so in a while, make it a New Year's resolution to get a cup of coffee with them. Since late 2013, we've seen high-stake data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and most recently, Sony Pictures...

December 17, 2014  11:34 AM

Half of patients in ONC-funded trial chose to conceal sensitive personal health info

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ONC, privacy

Some 50% of the patients who participated in an ONC-funded trial withheld clinically sensitive data from some or all of their healthcare providers. The trial examined the effects of patient access to their own medical records. The

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December 15, 2014  9:57 AM

ONC releases federal strategic plan for health IT

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
health IT strategic plan, ONC

The passage of the Affordable Care Act and the increasing amount of professionals and hospitals receiving payments from EHR incentives had significant influence on the 

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November 13, 2014  3:12 PM

HIMSS and CHIME voice concerns about ONC leadership changes

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo

Motivated by recent and upcoming leadership transitions within ONC, members of the College of Healthcare Information and Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 

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November 4, 2014  10:02 AM

CCHIT ceases operations, donates assets to HIMSS Foundation

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo

After ten years of working for the health IT community, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced it will

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October 29, 2014  11:54 AM

DeSalvo still running ONC

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AMA, DeSalvo, Interoperability, Meaningful use, ONC

Karen DeSalvo, M.D., is still in charge. That unambiguous message was embedded in a low-profile post on ONC's blog, "Health IT Buzz," a few days after the agency blasted out news to the world that...

October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...

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