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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.

December 13, 2012  11:55 AM

ONC launches mobile-device HIPAA compliance guidance page



Posted by: DonFluckinger
BYOD, HIPAA, mHealth, mobile device management, mobile health, ONC

At this week's ONC Annual Meeting, federal health IT authorities unveiled a new site offering guidance for physicians and hospitals to deal with HIPAA compliance in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era. Smartphones, tablets and laptops might make administering health care more convenient and...


December 6, 2012  5:02 PM

ONC, CMS issue revisions to meaningful use stage 2



Posted by: DonFluckinger
CMS, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) along with CMS issued an interim final rule (IFR) this week – setting off a 60-day public comment period – making minor course adjustments to


October 23, 2012  3:45 PM

Health information management funding continues to grow



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR, health information management, mobile health, ONC

Many companies are transitioning their data online while exploring ways to keep costs to a minimum, which is aided by investing in health information management (HIM). To that end, health care IT venture capital funding continued its steady upward trend in the third quarter of 2012, with investors...


September 25, 2012  11:33 AM

Patient engagement starts with insurance selection



Posted by: adelvecchio
Blue Button, hhs, ONC, patient engagement

A new regulation in national health care law requires private insurance companies and employers to provide consumers with a description of their policy’s medical coverage called a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The law will also provide consumers with access to a glossary of medical and...


May 21, 2012  2:18 PM

ONC wants help establishing road rules for health information exchange



Posted by: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, National Health Information Network, NHIN, ONC

Before U.S. physicians can hop on the nationwide health information exchange highway, they need to know the rules of the road. They may have to leave it in park for a while though -- as these rules don't yet exist.

Under the Public Health Service Act...


May 14, 2012  1:42 PM

ONC seeks comments on nationwide health information network governance



Posted by: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, National Health Information Network, NHIN, ONC

The ONC is in the process of shaping the governance structure needed to establish the nationwide health information network, or NHIN, and is seeking comments from the...


February 29, 2012  12:57 PM

Mostashari at HIMSS 2012: mHealth will deliver patient engagement



Posted by: DonFluckinger
Farzad Mostashari, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, mHealth, ONC, patient engagement

LAS VEGAS - In his HIMSS 2012 keynote address, national HIT coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D. laid out the case for health IT, and personalized the story down to earlier in his career as assistant...


February 22, 2012  10:21 AM

Got a meaningful use stage 2 comment? Here’s some ONC advice



Posted by: DonFluckinger
CMS, health IT, HIMSS 2012, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

LAS VEGAS – Sometimes on the glorified karaoke exhibition known as American Idol on U.S. television, a fan favorite gets voted off the show because viewers assume that the obviously most-talented contestant will surely get enough votes to remain in the competition during the voting periods –...


February 20, 2012  1:10 PM

Stage 2 of meaningful use coming this week



Posted by: Beastwood
CMS, hhs, HIMSS 2012, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced late last year that stage 2 of meaningful use would be released in February, most of us...


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