New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department
Jul11

New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department

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.

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A Simple API: Will it solve healthcare’s interoperability problems?
May22

A Simple API: Will it solve healthcare’s interoperability problems?

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.

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HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position
Mar29

HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position

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.

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Survey: Patients Say Data Exchange Vital for Healthcare

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.

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ONC Announces Plan for Measuring Interoperability

ONC has identified two specific methods for measuring the achievement of “widespread interoperability” as required in MACRA.

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