By Karen De Salvo MD & Andy Slavitt – Every day across America, health information technology professionals and development teams are creating interoperability solutions using APIs. As this surge of innovation grows with each passing year, the likelihood that teams across the nation are creating similar or duplicative health IT applications is also increasing.Read More
Health IT Buzz
By Andrew Gettinger MD – Safety is and always has been a top priority at ONC. We have incorporated safety into the ONC Health IT Certification Program and our guiding documents, the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2015 – 2020 and Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap.
By Thomas Mason MD – Playbooks Aren’t Just for Sports Teams: Clinicians and other health care providers practice medicine with the noble goal of improving patient outcomes. The day-to-day considerations in treating patients are complex, which is where technology can be leveraged to streamline and better inform the patient-provider interaction.
By Elise Sweeney Anthony & Steven Posnack – Health IT developers must now comply with enhanced transparency requirements associated with their products. It is applicable to the 2014 Edition, as well as newly issued 2015 Edition of standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria.
By Karson Mahler & CAPT Alicia Morton – We completed an extensive upgrade to the Certified Health IT Product List to support 2015 Edition certification as well as several other ongoing initiatives. Now surveillance results for health IT products that have not complied.
By Karen DeSalvo MD & Lisa Lewis – We have witnessed dramatic changes in the adoption and use of health IT over the past decade. The nation has transformed from paper-based record keeping into an environment where nearly all of the nation’s hospitals and three-quarters of the nation’s eligible providers are using certified health IT.
By Tracy Okubo & Caroline Coy – ONC announcing two new funding opportunities at the 2016 Health Datapalooza, totaling $1.5 million, the High Impact Pilots and Standards Exploration Awards. Attend their information sessions about the HIP and SEA awards on May 23rd and May 26th.
By Steven Posnack & Tracy Okubo – Approximately two months ago, we launched the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG), an open, community platform where you can share, learn, and be inspired by interoperability projects taking place across the nation.
By Karen B. DeSalvo MD & Andy Slavitt – Seven years ago, Congress passed a law to spur the country to digitize the health care experience for Americans and connect doctor’s practices and hospitals, thereby modernizing patient care through the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs, also known as “Meaningful Use.”