By Steven Posnack & Thomas Sparkman – Last year, HL7 released an implementation guide that provides a standardized way to exchange the catalogs of (thousands) laboratory tests and services that a clinical laboratory can perform.Read More
Health IT Buzz
By Andrew Gettinger MD & Marcy Opstal – With the rapid adoption of certified EHRs and health IT tools, the ONC has been working to help address concerns about the safe use of these tools.
By Lucia Savage & Karson Mahler – As EHR adoption becomes widespread, and providers increasingly embrace the patient engagement opportunities of digital health, EHR customers look to EHR vendors to ensure that health information is available.
By Ebony Brice & Nick Heesters – As we mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the ONC and the HHS Office for Civil Rights have jointly launched an updated their HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool.
By Elise Sweeney Anthony – The “ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability” final rule is a key part of the ONC’s commitment to accelerate the interoperable flow of electronic health information.
By Talisha Searcy & Lana Moriarty – To help individuals manage their health, the EHR Incentive Programs called on providers to enable patients to electronically view, download, and transmit their health information.
By Steven Posnack & Chris Muir – The ONC published the draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) for public comment. The ISA is a coordinated catalog of standards and implementation specifications.
By Dr. Vindell Washington – Hospitals across the country continue to make progress toward the goal of ensuring that health information flows where it is needed the most. Today, almost all U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals have certified EHR technology and 82% are electronically exchanging health data outside their organization – double the percentage from 2008.
By Seth Pazinski & Talisha Searcy – In April we asked for your input and comments on ways for us to measure how well our nation’s health care system is doing in achieving “widespread interoperability,” as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).