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A Foundation for Discovering Clinical Health IT Applications

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.

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ONC Publishes New Reports on Health IT Safety

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.

Moving Toward Improved Care Through Information

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.”