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November 13, 2014  3:12 PM

HIMSS and CHIME voice concerns about ONC leadership changes

Posted by: MonicaVallejo

Motivated by recent and upcoming leadership transitions within ONC, members of the College of Healthcare Information and Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 

November 4, 2014  10:02 AM

CCHIT ceases operations, donates assets to HIMSS Foundation

Posted by: MonicaVallejo

After ten years of working for the health IT community, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced it will

October 29, 2014  11:54 AM

DeSalvo still running ONC

Posted by: ShaunSutner
AMA, DeSalvo, Interoperability, Meaningful use, ONC

Karen DeSalvo, M.D., is still in charge. That unambiguous message was embedded in a low-profile post on ONC's blog, "Health IT Buzz," a few days after the agency blasted out news to the world...

October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening

Posted by: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...

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,...

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