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September 17, 2013  12:39 PM

Genie MD announced as winner of Blue Button app challenge

Posted by: adelvecchio
app challenge, Blue Button, mHealth applications, ONC

The winner of the ONC Blue Button Co-Design Challenge is Genie MD, according to ONC officials, who announced the winner this week. The challenge was designed to highlight medical applications that meet patient needs while utilizing

July 24, 2013  12:30 PM

CIOs to Farzad: More time for stage 2 meaningful use adoption, please

Posted by: DonFluckinger
certified EHR technology, HIPAA, ICD-10 implementation, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

In a letter to the U.S. Senate responding to the "Reboot" policy paper signed by four Republicans, members of the College of Healthcare Information Management...

July 16, 2013  11:52 AM

New IHE/ICSA certifications another step toward interoperability in healthcare

Posted by: adelvecchio
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 the program, which was created to address the incompatibility of today's health IT systems and offer technology buyers third-party...

May 2, 2013  11:59 AM

ONC revokes meaningful use certification of EHR products

Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR certification, EHR decertification, EHR systems, Farzad Mostashari, ONC

The process of selecting the right EHR vendor to qualify for meaningful use has been long and involved for many healthcare facilities. A recent government ruling may further complicate that process and make providers think twice before they

March 29, 2013  12:33 PM

ONC launches policy crowdsourcing platform, starts with eHealth

Posted by: EmilyHuizenga
eHealth, EHR, eRulemaking Initiative, ONC, PlanningRoom

The ONC wants public input to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, and is using a policy crowdsourcing platform to do it. The agency has partnered with Cornell...

February 14, 2013  2:57 PM

Patient-generated data standards: Stage 3 meaningful use?

Posted by: EdBurns
Doug Fridsma, health IT policy committee, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3, ONC

The Health IT Policy Committee put patient-generated data on the agenda when it included a provision in its stage 3 meaningful use request for...

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January 22, 2013  11:55 AM

Doctors offer critical opinion of online physician review

Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR, health IT workforce, ONC, Physician ranking

Only 12% of physicians believe websites where patients can review doctors are useful and should be made more available to patients, according to a study by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). A majority...

January 2, 2013  5:49 PM

ONC EHR safety plan in the works; public comment sought

Posted by: DonFluckinger
AHRQ, EHR implementation, EHR safety, ONC, ONC-ACTB

Just before the U.S. health care system went on skeleton crews for the long holiday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT dropped a little policy package under the tree that might seem like an innocent little 39-page PDF, but it could have much larger ramifications for CIOs and the...

December 19, 2012  2:51 PM

ECRI Institute: Mixing up EHR data still top 2013 patient safety risk

Posted by: DonFluckinger
EHR data, EHR implementation, HIE, ONC, patient safety

"Many care decisions today are based on data in an EHR or other information  system," according to an ECRI Institute report on patient safety risks, "and incorrect data can result in incorrect treatment, potentially resulting in patient harm." "In addition, as EHR data flows through health...

December 18, 2012  12:52 PM

Accountable care organization model in the works by EHR-certifier

Posted by: adelvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, CCHIT, EHR certification, ONC

An IT model for accountable care organizations (ACOs) is being developed by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). CCHIT is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to certify electronic health record products.

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