The new top ONC officials appointed by the Trump administration outlined their main priorities for the department—improving electronic health record (EHR) usability and helping foster improved health data and system interoperability in the US healthcare system—in a call Tuesday.
In the near future, as integration becomes easier and migration to the healthcare cloud continues its acceleration, the average health system’s portfolio of digital health offerings is likely to become expansive. Health systems should focus on proper information governance principles now.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has created a new position, deputy assistant secretary for health IT reform, which John Fleming, MD, has told media outlets he will soon fill.
A staggering 97 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that it is important for any health institution to have access to their full medical history in order for them to provide high quality care.
ONC has identified two specific methods for measuring the achievement of “widespread interoperability” as required in MACRA.