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October 20, 2015  1:21 PM

Group’s letter challenges ONC’s timeline for nationwide interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AAFP, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Meaningful use, ONC

Healthcare professionals and groups noticed the signs that the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is shifting its focus from the meaningful use program to health data interoperability. Now, many of those groups are questioning why ONC designated 2024 as the year by which...

October 12, 2015  2:54 PM

ONC chief speaks, may depart soon

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

When Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, elaborated last week about the

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October 6, 2015  12:40 PM

Senate Health Committee chairman directs ONC to halt stage 3 of meaningful use program

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
gao, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Lamar Alexander, meaningful use stage 3, ONC, Senate Health Committee

Stage 2 of the meaningful use program is too complicated. Because of its sophistication, most physicians and hospitals haven't successfully attested to stage 2 and ONC shouldn't rush into stage 3 of meaningful use, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) asserted at a U.S. Senate Committee on Health,...


September 15, 2015  1:42 PM

Providers can pass problems with health IT products, information blocking to ONC

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR usability, health IT usability, HIE, information blocking, ONC, ONC-ACTB

If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare providers can appeal to ONC if they feel vendors don't acknowledge and assist them with system...


September 11, 2015  11:23 AM

HIMSS asks Congress to push HIE standards, cybersecurity and telemedicine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIE, HIE implementation, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Count the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among the groups that say federal healthcare agencies can do more to promote the use of health IT. Specifically, HIMSS is asking...

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August 18, 2015  1:26 PM

Providers see employees as causes of healthcare data breaches

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach, Interoperability, ONC

Healthcare providers fear unseen enemies will compromise the safety of patients' protected health information, but their biggest worry is something they can't operate without: their employees. More than three-quarters of respondents to

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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...


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