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December 01, 2017
For ONC, the top healthcare IT issues that need to be addressed by the industry are interoperability and EHR usability. The national coordinator lays out three influencing factors.
September 28, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently announced in a blog post two changes that will be made to the agency's Health IT Certification Program. According to the blog ...
December 30, 2016
ONC has launched a challenge for developers, designers and health data privacy experts to create an online model privacy notice generator for health IT products that will encourage transparency and ...
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The ONC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., will feature interoperability, population health, value-based care and other issues beyond meaningful use. Continue Reading
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In a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT's National Coordinator, Don Rucker, the Pew Charitable Trusts (PEW) as well as several other healthcare organizations urged ... Continue Reading
APIs are useful in improving EHR interoperability. From that perspective, electronic medical records that are certified by the ONC must adhere to API criteria. Continue Reading
While the majority of physicians and hospitals use certified EHRs, the lack of national interoperability standards impedes the flow of health information exchange. Continue Reading
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From HIMSS 2014, ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts offers survival strategies for new HIPAA audits under the omnibus rule. Continue Reading
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Patient matching has been an important issue in health IT and healthcare specifically as it relates to interoperability. More specifically, the inability to match patients to their health data, no ... Continue Reading