By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – As we’ve previously discussed, algorithms—step by step instructions (rules) to perform a task or solve a problem, especially by a computer—have been widely used in health care for decades. One clear use of these algorithms is through evidence-based, clinical decision support interventions.Read More
By David Meyers MD & Brent Sandmeyer MPH – Climate change is widely regarded as the number one threat to human health, increasing the destructive power of storms like Hurricane Ian and the frequency and duration of heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts.
By Chris Emper & Andy Riedel – After many attempts to get the ONC to delay the 10/6 deadline, there was no relief. Here is a quick guide to the October 6 Information Blocking Deadline.
By Ali Massihi & Wei Chang – With a heightened focus on health equity throughout our work, ONC has adopted the concept of “health equity by design.” Along those lines, health IT can, and should, be used to better identify and mitigate disparities.
HHS announced actions it will take following National Security Memorandum 15, signed by President Biden, directing implementation of the 2022 National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan for Countering Biological Threats, Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness, and Achieving Global Health Security.
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 the final Office Hours Series on 10/27, the 2022 ONC Virtual Tech Forum now on demand & more.
By Alex Baker & Elisabeth Myers – On August 1, 2022, CMS announced final changes to its payment program for acute care hospitals in 2023. The FY 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule also included policies for the 2023 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, which rewards…
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By Amanda Woodhead – ONC recently held a health care provider-focused workshop and guided discussion on opportunities and challenges related to sharing electronic health information. More than 200 people involved with utilizing health information technology to share EHI participated in the half-day workshop.