By Mike Berry – The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently submitted their final report and recommendations related to ONC adopted standards and implementation specifications referenced in federal regulations.Read More
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By Laura M. Urioste – The 2015 Edition Cures Update made several changes to the ONC Health IT Certification Program, including new functionalities; new, removed, and revised criteria; and new requirements establishing the Conditions and Maintenance of Certification.
By Alex Baker & Elisabeth Myers – This is the second blog post in a two-part series that examines how policies finalized by CMS in the 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule are advancing the use of interoperable health IT.
By Ryan Argentieri, Samantha Meklir, & Jawanna Henry – ONC is working alongside HL7® and with a wide range of partners from health care, government (federal and states), community-based organizations, developers, providers, and industry stakeholders to launch a national Gravity Project Pilots Affinity Group.
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.
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.
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…
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.
By Stephanie Garcia & Carmen Smiley – Real world health data are critical for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). However, it’s often difficult, expensive, and time consuming for researchers to access real-world clinical health data because of privacy concerns, security restrictions, and usage issues.