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Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015: Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking public comment on the Federal health IT strategic plan for 2011-2015. On their Health IT Buzz blog, they listed five goals that they hope willShow More Summary

Announcing Dr. Don Rucker as a Featured Speaker for the Fall Conference!

By JILL MERRIGAN We are pleased to announce that Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be a featured speaker and a panelist at our upcoming Health 2.0 11th Annual Fall Conference, October 1-4, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. Show More Summary

This Is A Really Useful Set Of Basic Resources On Health IT And Safety.

This appeared a few days ago.ONC updates health IT safety guides for providers By Greg SlabodkinPublished March 29 2017, 7:25am EDTThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released updated guides to...Show More Summary

ONC to Boost Oversight over EHR Usability, Patient Safety Woes

ONC ( The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, https://www.healthit.gov/newsroom/about-onc) is reportedly getting more authority to oversee HIT quality. Some initial observations: (1) More government...Show More Summary

HHS Awards $1.5M to Pilot Programs to Improve Flow of Health Info

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs to improve the flow of health information.Show More Summary

DirectTrust Urges ONC to Expand Interoperability Measures Under MACRA

Calling the measurement of interoperability a difficult area of study, DirectTrust has filed comments applauding the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology’s (ONC) initiative to develop metrics for electronic...Show More Summary

AMGA Provides Comments on ONC's Request for Information on Interoperability

AMGA submitted comments June 3 in response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's Request for Information (RFI) on assessing interoperability for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Show More Summary

Patient Advocates Urge ONC to Include Patients when Assessing Interoperability Under MACRA

In comments filed today, leading consumer, patient and labor advocates urge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to incorporate robust measures of patient-to-provider interoperability and electronic...Show More Summary

National Coordinator for Health IT Speaks at #ONC2016

Remarks below are (loosely) transcribed from remarks at the 2016 ONC Annual Meeting by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC: How is everybody doing? A little louder! I'm going to have to rally up the crowd for the last visitor, former Secretary Sebelius. Show More Summary

ONC Unveils $1.5M Grants to Catalyze Interoperability Via Data Sharing

Today at the 2016 Health Datapalooza conference, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced two new funding opportunities  totaling $1.5 million, to advance common standards: the High Impact Pilots (HIP) and Standards Exploration Awards (SEA). Show More Summary

Can Middleware Replace HIEs and Solve EHR Interoperability?

Editor’s Note: Dr. Donald Voltz is a board-certified anesthesiologist, researcher, medical educator, and entrepreneur.  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is once again asking the health care...Show More Summary

Statement from AMGA Regarding the Administration's Health Information Interoperability Pledge

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) in a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pledged to support interoperability of health information systems.

ONC Awards Accenture 2 Year Contract to Create Patient-Generated Health Data Policy Framework

Accenture Federal Services has been awarded a two-year management consulting contract by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to establish a framework of best practices for the effective use of patient-generated health data (PGHD) in research and care delivery. Show More Summary

Interoperability Form and Function: Interview with Doug Fridsma

By LEONARD KISH Leonard Kish talks to Douglas Fridsma, President and CEO at American Medical Informatics Association, about his work in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC, and the barriers to implementing MIPS in the most useful and transparent way. In order to communicate the data, of course, we’ll

ONC’s Interoperability Plan: a Day Late and 19B Dollars Short

By TOM GIANNULLI, MD Earlier this month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released an update to Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. The roadmap was first announced back in January, and the changes shared this month aren’t significant. Ultimately, it calls for all healthcare providers

ONC Strips EHR Certifications for 2 Versions of SkyCare

On Tuesday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has decertified two versions of SkyCare 4.2, developed by Platinum Health Information System, Inc., previously certified as products that may be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. According to the ONC, two version of Skycare 4.2 has failed... Read More

What Does ONC Roadmap Mean for Small Practices?

By SCOTT E. RUPP Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a paper, “Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Version 1.0” designed to deliver “better” care through safe and secure exchange and use of electronic

Aledade Which Helps Small Doctors Run Their Practice In Age Of Obamacare Raises $30 Million

Farzad Mostashari, who was formerly national coordinator for health information technology, raised $30 million in series B funding for Aledade. ARCH Ventures Partners led the round, with participation from return investor Venrock, bringing total funding to $35 million. Mostashari, an internist, oversaw the nationwide implementation of electronic health records in the [...]

ONC Awards $300k to 6 Digital Health Projects

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the winners of the inaugural ONC Market R&D Pilot Challenge. The ONC Market R&D Pilot Challenge breaks down the barriers between promising start...Show More Summary

ONC Awards $300K in Funding to 6 Digital Health Pilot Projects!

  The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the six winners of the inaugural ONC Market R&D Pilot Challenge. The six winners will live-test new health information technology (health IT) applications in health care settings administered by their challenge partners. The winning […]

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