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Recent Updates from HealthIT.gov

  • Grant Awardees
    More than $38 million awarded to improve coordinated health information sharing in communities across America
  • eCQI Resource Center
    Visit ONC and CMS sponsored eCQI Resource Center, the one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement.
  • 2015 Edition Webinars
    View presentation slides from the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria webinars.
  • New Funding Announcement
    ONC announces $1 million to fund new grant community projects to help long-term, behavioral health and other care providers. Applications due June 15.
  • Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information
    Check out the updated Guide for practical guidance on applying federal privacy and security requirements.
  • Health Information Blocking
    Read about Information Blocking and how it frustrates efforts to transform health and health care.
  • 2015 Edition proposed rule
    The rule is a key component in ONC’s commitment to establishing an interoperable nationwide health information infrastructure.
  • Interoperability Roadmap and Standards Advisory
    Read A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0 and provide comments on Standards Advisory.
  • 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory
    ONC establishes a process to determine interoperability standards and is accepting public comments.
  • e-Prescribing Guide
    A new guide that helps you or your practice better manage medication use through the e-prescribing process.
  • ONC Annual Meeting
    Check out the agenda and join us live on Monday, February 2 at 8:30am ET via webcast.
  • Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
    This Plan focuses on federal efforts to advance the collection, sharing, and use of interoperable health information to improve health care, individual, community and public health, and advance research.
  • ONC Data Brief #21
    New data brief found health information exchange and financial incentives to be key drivers to health IT adoption
  • JASON Report Part II
    The report, Data for Individual Health, examines how to create a health information system that focuses on the health of individuals.
  • Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement
    Read ONC’s vision for advancing the use of health IT to support improvement in health care quality.
  • Learn about public health and health IT
    Syndromic Surveillance and Electronic Health Reporting are two programs that rely on a robust health IT system.
  • Update on HITECH
    Read the 2014 report to Congress about progress on the HITECH Act which highlights progress and accomplishments in advancing the use of health IT.
  • Health IT Safety report
    Learn more about EHRs' positive impact on the quality and safety of patient care.
  • Data Segmentation for Privacy
    Learn how data segmentation technology provides patients and providers with more detailed control over patient electronic health information.
  • Blue Button resources
    Take a look at new videos and resources on the revamped #bluebutton pages.
  • 2014 Edition Release 2 final rule
    Health IT developers, providers and consumers will get more flexibility through a final rule issued on Sept. 10, 2014.
  • Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability
    Submit your comments and help achieve the 3, 6, and 10 year interoperability milestones.
  • Million Hearts Challenge
    New EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge, launched by ONC, is part of Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
  • Vision paper
    ONC releases Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.
  • A Robust Health Data Infrastructure
    The JASON, an independent group of scientists, has issued a report that looks at the current and future health IT architecture.
    Read about and comment on a proposed strategy and recommendations for an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework for health IT created among the ONC, FDA & FCC.
  • Security Risk Assessment
    Download the HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool to help your practice evaluate its risks and adherence to the HIPAA Security Rule.
  • Igniting an Interoperable Healthcare System
    Read the White Paper summarizing the ONC and The Gary and West Health Institute Feb. 6 meeting on Interoperability
  • Privacy and Security in Health IT
    Check out how ONC advances the nation’s health information technology privacy and security efforts.
  • 2015 Edition Proposed Rule
    The 2015 Edition Proposed Rule begins ONC’s more frequent approach to certification regulations. Submit your comments by Apr. 28.
  • Technology with a Human Touch
    See how a Personal Health Record (PHR) helps a mother care for her daughter who is living with Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Implementation Resources
    Find tools in our resource repository to achieve your EHR implementations goals, and rate their usefulness.
  • Practice Transformation Video
    This video for Providers describes five practice transformation initiatives and how RECs can help providers with these initiatives.
  • ONC Annual Meeting
    Join us LIVE via webcast at the Annual Meeting “Transforming Healthcare One Connection at a Time” from 8:30 to 5:00 pm EST.
  • International Efforts
    Read the Memorandum Of Understanding between the HHS, the Secretary of State for Health, NHS England, and the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
  • SAFER Guides for EHRs
    The SAFER guides consist of nine guides organized into three broad groups, and enable healthcare organizations to address EHR safety in a variety of areas.
  • Infographics
    Physician adoption of electronic health records has steadily increased.  View the latest infographics.
  • Privacy & Security Training Games
    The latest training game focuses on disaster planning, data backup and recovery and other elements of contingency planning.
  • Readying the Health IT Workforce
    There is a current and pressing need for professional development of the incumbent healthcare workforce whether clinical or non-clinical to be reoriented to this new paradigm.
  • Infographics
    Health care has changed since the HITECH Act became law in 2009. See some of the successes in ONC’s newest infographic.
  • Latest ONC Data Brief 12 [PDF - 6MB]
    Learn about the progress and challenges with the implementation and use of EHRs among critical access hospitals.
  • Interoperability Whiteboard Video
    The nation is on the path to interoperability.
  • Meaningful Consent
    An online resource to help health care providers effectively engage patients in choosing how they want their electronic patient health information shared.
  • Latest fact sheets
    Learn how to use technology to manage your health care.
  • 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit
    Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit! Join Us Sept 16 in DC.
  • Health IT Week: 9/16-9/20
    See what’s happening at ONC during National Health IT Week.
  • Accelerating Health Information Exchange
    Read the Strategy and Principles to Accelerate HIE and other resources.
  • New research on HIE
    Data exchange growing through EHR adoption, new study finds.
  • New Certified Health IT Mark announced
    A new mark for certified electronic health records (EHR) technology will appear on EHR products that have been certified by an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and will indicate that the product meets the 2014 Edition Standards and Certification Criteria.
  • Final HHS Health IT Safety Plan issued
    ONC issued guidance on surveillance of safety-related capabilities in certified EHR technology.
  • ONC Report to Congress [PDF - 3.7 MB]
    Update on the adoption of health IT and related efforts to facilitate the electronic use and exchange of health information.
  • Meaningful Use Stage 2
    Ready to achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2? Learn more about the Stage 2 objectives for Eligible Professionals.
  • Datapalooza IV - Secure health data helping patients, doctors improve care and health
    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of new data and new opportunities for researchers and developers at the beginning of Health Datapalooza IV.
  • CMS EHR Incentive Programs – Dashboard
    The ONC Dashboard includes the updated EHR adoption numbers.
  • HHS has exceeded goal for health IT adoption
    More than half of all doctors and other eligible providers have adopted or are meaningfully using EHRs.
  • Direct Implementation Guidelines
    A common set of policies and practices to support vendor to vendor exchange and interoperability across geographic, organizational and vendor-related boundaries.
  • Record of HIT Progress Infographic
    More and more health care providers are using Health IT than ever before – and more are relying on help from their RECs. See the latest numbers.
  • National Nurses Week 2013
    Read the latest blog from Judy Murphy and the data brief highlighting the REC’s partnership with nurse practitioners.
  • Latest Factsheet
    A Record of Progress on Health Information Technology.
  • EU and US step up cooperation in eHealth IT
    Read about the MOU and the Roadmap between the United States and the European Union on transatlantic cooperation in eHealth and Health information technologies.
  • FY 2014 Budget [PDF 2.8 MB]
    Read ONC’s budget proposal which was released as part of President Obama’s 2014 budget.
  • ONC Data Briefs #9 & #10
    Read the two new data briefs on health IT adoption by U.S. hospitals.
  • Interoperability Basics
    This online training helps explain the process of meeting the Stage 2 Meaningful Use data exchange requirements.
  • FQHC REC Data Brief
    Read the data brief about health IT adoption in federally qualified health centers.
  • FACA Workgroup Membership
    ONC is now accepting applications for potential membership for the new HITPC Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) Workgroup until March 8, 2013.
  • Meaningful Use Education Module (Video)
    Watch a brand new self-paced education module on the "transitions of care" interoperability criteria. Health IT and Patient Safety Read the Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan.
  • HIE: Making a Difference (Video)
    Hear about how Health Information Exchange is improving patient experience, quality of care, and provider workflows in Kentucky and New York, and how HIE is expected to make a difference into the future.
  • Health IT and Patient Safety
    Read the Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan and submit your comment by February 4, 2013.
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Infographic
    View the history of EHRs and how they may improve your health and health care in the future.
  • 2012 ONC Annual Meeting
    Replay all the action from the 2012 ONC Annual Meeting: A Meaningful Foundation for the Future of Healthcare.
  • Mobile Device Privacy & Security
    Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE health information. Learn how to protect and secure health information on a mobile device.