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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...

September 18, 2014  3:43 PM

Republican congressman entertains hosts from across the health IT political divide

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FDA, Interoperability, m-health, Meaningful use, ONC

Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D., is something of an anomaly: a Republican politician who more or less supports adoption of electronic health records and meaningful use. The key words here are “more or less.” One could say that the Texas lawmaker, who went into politics after 30 years as a...

September 16, 2014  1:06 PM

National Health IT Week’s opening DeSalvo

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, National Health IT Week, patient advocacy, Regina Holliday

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Even by-the-book objective journalists can get behind the idea of patient advocacy and consumer engagement. No matter how fair,...

August 12, 2014  4:12 PM

New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health information exchange, health IT policy committee, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo

In an act of teamwork in line with their goal of industry-wide cooperation, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health IT, and Erica Galvez, the ONC's interoperability and exchange portfolio manager, co-authored a blog post introducing an interactive Website built to solicit public...

June 12, 2014  10:45 AM

DeSalvo’s 10-year health data interoperability plan: Can it work?

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA Privacy Rule, HITECH Act, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo

Let’s see what impact, if any, national health IT coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D.'s ambitious 10-year health data interoperability plan has on healthcare providers, consumers and IT vendors. The...

April 25, 2014  11:01 AM

Adoption and interoperability of EHRs examined in health IT reports

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR adoption, EHR certification, HIMSS Analytics, Interoperability

Though the meaningful use program helped exceed HHS' expectations for EHR adoption in 2013, the lack of interoperability between electronic records has caught the eye of independent assessors and federal health agencies. Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 "fall short of achieving meaningful use in any...

November 26, 2013  1:00 PM

Survey shows vendor solutions can ease health data exchange

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

Today's health information exchanges are slowed by a lack of system interoperability, but that could be resolved if more vendors would develop integration solutions and adopt standardized pricing for their products, health information exchanges said in the eHealth Initiative's 2013

July 16, 2013  11:52 AM

New IHE/ICSA certifications another step toward interoperability in healthcare

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR certification, Interoperability, ONC

The software products of eight health IT vendors were certified as secure and interoperable by IHE USA and ICSA Labs. The products are the first to be certified by...

May 22, 2013  1:49 PM

I’m not Fake Judy Faulkner on Twitter, and I don’t know who is

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR systems, Epic, Interoperability, Judy Faulkner

Health IT satire is hard. Just ask the Fake Judy Faulkner on Twitter, an account launched earlier this month which has been very quiet lately. For the record, it's not me behind it, and I don't know who is. This blog post is in response to rumors and...

February 22, 2013  2:25 PM

Cerner, McKesson CEOs to hold court at HIMSS 2013

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cerner, EHR vendor, HIMSS 2013, Interoperability, mckesson

Putting two and two together, we're guessing that we're about 10 days away from the announcement of a historic Cerner-McKesson interoperability agreement. Something's afoot

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