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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...

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.


May 23, 2013  2:56 PM

The right platform could fuel healthcare app development

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR, halamka, Meaningful use

These days, integrated enterprise EHR systems rule the health IT realm. But the idea of putting in place a sort of API-based platform to run more lightweight applications for specific functions may be gaining ground. At the MIT CIO Symposium yesterday, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO...


April 18, 2012  3:13 PM

Health care social media growing among patients more than providers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health care social media, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, social media

To hospital promotions departments, health care social media presents a tremendous marketing opportunity. To CIOs and compliance officers, social media sites are HIPAA...


September 8, 2011  10:56 AM

Dr. Halamka’s health IT headlines hit home

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
halamka, health information exchange, HIT cloud, ipad, mHealth

A couple recent headlines caught my eye, grouped together: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka's MIT Technology Review article, The Rise of Electronic Medicine, and a reply to...


June 29, 2011  11:45 AM

Google Health, code blue. What’s next in PHR space?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
google health, halamka, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, phr

In officially announcing it would pull the plug on its Google Health personal health record (PHR) last week, Internet giant Google pulled a Cee Lo, saying


January 6, 2011  10:49 AM

What’s in store for health care technology in 2011

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
HIPAA, medical errors, patient data security

By David Schneider, Editorial Assistant With SearchHealthIT.com having reflected already on the top health care technology and


January 4, 2011  12:57 PM

ONC issues final rule for permanent health IT certification program

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR certification, health IT certification, ONC-ACTB

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced today that it has issued a final rule establishing a permanent health IT certification program. Six months ago, the ONC established a


November 23, 2010  12:07 PM

Liability and EHRs: How electronic information changes legal landscape

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, medical liability

How will electronic health records change the legal landscape for physicians? Recent studies suggest they will indeed have an effect even if stakeholders are still unsure about how. And with such legal uncertainty, is investing in EHRs worth it? Electronic health records, health information...


August 31, 2010  9:44 AM

Directed exchange, meaningful consent: Learning the terms

JeanD Profile: JeanD
directed exchange, meaningful consent, Meaningful use

Stakeholders can add two more phrases -- directed exchange and meaningful consent -- to the health information technology lexicon as they continue to understand the recommendations federal policymakers are considering for the meaningful use rollout. The privacy and security...


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