Recent Updates from HealthIT.gov
- 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.
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.
- FDASIA Workgroup
A new workgroup focuses on identifying key considerations to improve patient safety and promote innovation in Health IT.
- 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.