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December 8, 2015  11:37 AM

HIMSS Value Score to quantify worth of health IT

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIMSS, HITECH Act

It's difficult to predict how adopting health IT will change an organization's productivity or quantify how well a technology measured up to its expectations. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) hopes to demystify that process and assign a

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, 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

May 20, 2014  2:44 PM

ONC renews deal with healthcare technology certification accreditor

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, health IT certification, health IT standards, ONC

Between the ICD-10 delay and EHR certification becoming an annual process, change has ruled the last few months in health IT. A recent announcement may buck that trend and bring some continuity to the healthcare technology certification process.

August 3, 2011  12:13 PM

As health information exchange grows, so does interest in standards

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
Direct Project, eHealth Initiative, health information exchange, health IT standards

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Slowly, the health care industry is undergoing a transformation and beginning to make the necessary changes to meet the meaningful use requirements. Since the...

July 11, 2011  11:44 AM

HL7, IHTSDO continue health care interoperability efforts

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health IT standards, HL7, IHTSDO, Interoperability and health information exchange

Health Level Seven International Inc. (HL7) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) are continuing their efforts to foment...

November 19, 2010  11:12 AM

Free medical identity credentials may ease health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, health IT standards, Identity management

Earlier this year, Verizon Business introduced its cloud-based health information exchange (HIE), a service that allows physicians and other health care providers...

June 29, 2010  2:32 PM

Reflecting on EHR adoption, and other health IT news this week

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, health IT standards, Meaningful use, medical home

Hardly a week goes by without a health care industry organization issuing a survey or set of poll results suggesting that electronic health record (EHR) adoption remains agonizingly slow. Recent data from Harris Interactive Inc. and athenahealth Inc. suggest several reasons for the

June 28, 2010  9:52 AM

ONC planning to issue rule for NHIN standards

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health IT standards, NHIN, ONC

A notice of proposed rulemaking to oversee Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) standards is on its way. During the June 25 meeting of the...

June 14, 2010  6:50 AM

New ONC workgroup to discuss HITECH security, privacy

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health IT standards, HIPAA, HITECH Act, patient data security

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has formed yet another workgroup. This one will discuss the  Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act's security and privacy requirements, and it will do so for the next few...

May 25, 2010  12:51 PM

Health IT policy adjustments, and other news from

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, health IT standards, HITECH Act, NHIN Direct, RHIO

Health IT policy officials have begun to see a realignment of priorities, issues and work, causing federal committees and workgroups to redirect their efforts accordingly. The workgroup on health information exchange has updated its agenda to address these changing policy...

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