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April 10, 2015
Released just ahead of HIMSS 2015, ONC's report to Congress details how unnamed vendors and providers are curtailing EHR interoperability.
March 23, 2015
More than 300 educational sessions -- including speeches, roundtable discussions and workshops -- await those attending HIMSS 2015.
March 20, 2015
Although no curtain call is planned for meaningful use attestation, it sure looks like stage 3 reporting won't carry the oomph -- or rigidness -- of stage 2.
February 24, 2015
A funding opportunity from the ONC and HHS will give out $28 million in awards, spread out among as many as 12 state HIEs.
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The American Medical Association (AMA) is a physician group that works for healthcare reform and publishes a collection of medical journals. Continue Reading
The ONC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., will feature interoperability, population health, value-based care and other issues beyond meaningful use. Continue Reading
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation passed in 2010 that changed how uninsured Americans enroll in and receive healthcare coverage. Continue Reading
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Health information exchange has yet to meet the expectations of some healthcare professionals and regulators. The ONC has a plan to fix that. Continue Reading
In this Q&A, HL7 International CEO Charles Jaffe, M.D., says FHIR is moving quickly toward being a top interoperability standard. Continue Reading
As of Jan. 1, 2015, 257,000 physicians who didn't meet meaningful use measures will have their Medicare reimbursements cut. Continue Reading
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In 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights will launch its first formal round of HIPAA audits. They will hit around 400 healthcare providers. Are they ready? Will they show compliance? What happens if they ... Continue Reading
We sat down with outgoing ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts, who may surprise you with perspectives on health data security, patient privacy and her next act, post-ONC. Continue Reading
National health IT coordinator Karen DeSalvo lays out the challenges facing public health and how data analytics can help conquer them. Continue Reading
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights will unleash HIPAA audits on some 550 healthcare groups and business associates. Experts give tips on how to survive. Continue Reading
Why up to one-third of Open Payments data won't be available in the public database is one reason supporters and detractors alike are prodding CMS. Continue Reading
Read why providers should act now and not stall their ICD-10 implementation plans just because the deadline was extended another year. Continue Reading