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October 22, 2014  3:31 PM

Healthcare groups call on CMS and ONC for meaningful use slowdown



Posted by: ShaunSutner
American Academy of Family Physicians, CMS, Meaningful use, ONC

Eight influential healthcare groups have joined the campaign to persuade federal health IT officials to ease up on the meaningful use program's requirements and timelines. Rather than focusing on

October 15, 2014  1:59 PM

ONC health data privacy watchdog Lucia Savage arrives as interop czar Doug Fridsma leaves



Posted by: ShaunSutner
Fridsma, informatics, ONC, privacy

Another lawyer will soon guide ONC’s privacy office. Lucia Savage, a New York University Law School grad, will later this month succeed Joy Pritts, the Case Western...


October 14, 2014  2:38 PM

Optional 2014 EHR certification criteria up for review



Posted by: adelvecchio
2014 EHR Certification, CPOE, EHR certification, EHR standards, ONC

Alterations to the draft version of ONC's 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria is now open to a public comment period, during which users can offer reviews and feedback on


September 23, 2014  12:14 PM

Morton in, Fridsma out in separate ONC staff transactions



Posted by: adelvecchio
Alicia Morton, CCHIT, Doug Fridsma, Karen DeSalvo, National Health IT Week, ONC

Months after restructuring its internal organization, the ONC now has to adjust to two recent major staff changes. U.S. Navy Capt. Alicia Morton was...


September 18, 2014  3:43 PM

Republican congressman entertains hosts from across the health IT political divide



Posted by: ShaunSutner
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...


July 16, 2014  12:28 PM

National use of e-prescribing software hits 70%



Posted by: adelvecchio
e-prescribing, e-Rx, ONC

Amid staff changes and departmental reshufflings,...


July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule



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

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to DirectTrust CEO and...


June 4, 2014  1:59 PM

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reorganizes departments



Posted by: adelvecchio
HITECH Act, Karen DeSalvo, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is consolidating 17 offices down to 10 that will report to the National Coordinator for Health IT,


May 20, 2014  2:44 PM

ONC renews deal with healthcare technology certification accreditor



Posted by: adelvecchio
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.


March 12, 2014  11:40 AM

ONC asks for $14 million health IT budget increase for 2015



Posted by: adelvecchio
FDASIA, health IT budget, Karen DeSalvo, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's budget request for 2015 is $14.3 million more than the enacted budget for 2014. The 2015 health IT budget request comes in at $74.7 million...


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