Patients & Families

  1. National Health IT Week

    Take a look at events happening throughout National Health IT Week. Join or follow the conversation via Twitter: #NHITWeek


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  2. 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria

    Health information technology (IT) developers, providers and consumers will get more flexibility through a final rule issued on Sept. 10, 2014.

    2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria
  3. Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability


    Submit your comments and help achieve the 3, 6, and 10 year interoperability milestones.

    Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability
  4. Security Risk Assessment


    Download the HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool to help your practice evaluate its risks and adherence to the HIPAA Security Rule.

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Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.

Learn more about The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Learn more about the National Learning Consortium

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