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December 7, 2016  9:19 AM

The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Health IT

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
FDA, information blocking, Interoperability, precision medicine

The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to

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...

May 9, 2016  2:49 PM

US Vice President Joe Biden shares his information blocking experience at Health Datapalooza

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
information blocking, Interoperability

Even the vice president of the United States isn't exempt from experiencing information blocking. At the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden told the crowd how his son...

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...

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