Category Archives: ONC

ONC: Health IT Fact Sheet

From the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology What Is Health IT? The term “health information technology” (health IT) refers to the electronic systems health care professionals – and increasingly, patients – use to store, share, and analyze health information. … Continue reading

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ONC Summit: Consumers Want Providers to Speed EHR Deployment

By Diana Manos, Healthcare IT News WASHINGTON – Electronic health records will become the norm, sooner than later, experts said at a summit hosted Friday by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). The bottom line, said … Continue reading

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The Health IT Standards Committee Endorses EHR Vocabulary

By Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT The Health IT Standards Committee has endorsed a single set of vocabulary standards and a single guide for putting them in place for each area of quality reporting measures, an accomplishment that some individuals … Continue reading

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ONC and HHS Introduce 12 Initiatives to Spur Health IT Innovations

Becker’s Hospital Review  By Jaimie Ohl  6/8/11 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Department of Health and Human Services has launched the new Investing in Innovations Initiative, or 12 Initiative, which is designed to spur innovations … Continue reading

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ONC Requests Comments- Certificate Interoperability Initiative Report

ONC Health IT, by Arien Malec   6/2/2011 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking comments on approaches that will enable providers and other health care entities to obtain and manage digital certificates that … Continue reading

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Preparing Health IT Leaders for the Future

HealthIT Buzz, Latest Health IT Technology from ONC   by Alicia Morton, 5/12/2011 The modernization of health care through information technology calls for a much larger workforce than the one we currently have that will be required to help providers … Continue reading

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ONC: First Medicare EHR Incentive Payments Due This Week

Government Health IT, 5/19/2011 The first Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments will be issued this week, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the ONC. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said providers who have successfully … Continue reading

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