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ONC’s Surprising FACAs
Dr. David Blumenthal | April 7, 2011
I am often asked what has surprised me most during my tenure as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. There have been many surprises, but one thing clearly stands out: the extraordinary contributions of our Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs) and their many workgroups.Read Full Post.
ONC Seeks Comment on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015
Dr. David Blumenthal | March 25, 2011
Providing strategic leadership to public and private sector efforts to improve health and health care through the use of information and technology is a key responsibility of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (“the Plan”) [PDF – 1 MB] is an important tool for guiding national efforts and investments in health IT over the next several years.Read Full Post.
HITECH in High Gear
Dr. David Blumenthal | February 15, 2011
We’ve known for years that health information technology can improve health care. But until recently, the implementation rate among providers has been low, except for a few early adopters.Read Full Post.
Rural Health IT Is a Priority for HHS
Dr. David Blumenthal | February 8, 2011
Rural America is different from urban and suburban America. Health care providers who serve the approximately 50 million Americans who reside in rural communities face special challenges in their effort to deliver quality care.Read Full Post.
EHR data exchange highlight of Direct Pilot Program launch
Dr. David Blumenthal | February 2, 2011
Today marked another milestone on the Nation’s journey to better health care through the use of electronic health records and health information technology.Read Full Post.