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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...


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...


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


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