By Seth Pazinski & Lauren Richie – The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) consists of a dedicated group of experts who volunteer their time and expertise to provide recommendations on ONC policies and programs.Read More
By Alicia Morton DNP RN-BC, Al Taylor MD, Sam Meklir MPA & Wes Barker MS – The ability to capture, use, and exchange many aspects of electronic health information has greatly advanced with the increased adoption of health IT.
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC. Including FHIR at Scale Task Force, NIH’s FHIR Initiatives & Resources Page, Careers at ONC, & ONC Annual Meeting Registration Opens.
By Aisha Hasan – The ONC engages in several global health IT projects from a United States government perspective. ONC works with global counterparts to share experiences, and ensure alignment between global interoperability efforts and the United States’ approaches to interoperability.
By Elisabeth Myers & Talisha Searcy – Combatting the opioid crisis is a top priority for the US Dept of Health and Human Services and the nation. Equipping healthcare providers with easy access to data about their patients’ opioid prescriptions is one strategy to help reduce opioid misuse.
By Brett Coughlin – One of four High Impact Pilot recipients, which developed a care plan platform to help pharmacists coordinate care with patients, is now operating in all 50 states. This tool was one example of how pharmacists’ responded to the wave of…
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC. Including using FHIR to Avoid Insurance Denials, Surescripts Now an ONC Program Partner, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month & more.
By Avinash Shanbhag & Sherilyn Pruitt – This past decade, we have witnessed steady improvements to healthcare interoperability. For those paying close attention, the CONNECT open source project has played a role in making those improvements possible.
The U.S. Department of HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced two awards under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology (LEAP in Health IT) funding opportunity.