By Sarah Kwon – Last summer, Anna Ramsey suffered a flare-up of juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune condition, posing a terrifying prospect for the Los Angeles resident: She might have to undergo chemotherapy, further compromising her immune system during a pandemic.Read More
By Matthew Rahn – Time flies! It has been over a year since ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule was first released and since then ONC has been busy advancing the USCDI and enabling the healthcare industry to voluntarily implement newer versions of adopted standards via the SVAP for the purposes of the ONC Health IT Certification.
By Steven Posnack MS MHS – One of the fun parts about working at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is that in addition to our impactful, near-term work, we also have the chance to point our eyes to the horizon and envision a better future.
By Kevin Chaney, Allison Dennis & Teresa Zayas Cabán – With the publication of the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, health IT developers, healthcare providers, and app developers now have formal direction regarding the content and transaction standards required for consumers to access their health information using standards-based APIs and healthcare apps.
President Obama signs into law the 21st Century Cures Act, approved by the Senate on Dec. 7 by a vote of 94-to-5, overwhelmingly passed by the House the week before. Here is what the industry is talking about.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Remember that the two things you don’t want to watch being made are sausage and law. Then recall that while the process for both may be unappealing and seem incongruous, the product is not always so.