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ONC gears up for HIMSS23

Kevin Eike | April 17, 2023

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2023 Global Health Conference & Exhibition (aka HIMSS23) is happening now at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. A group of ONC staff will join the broad array of health IT colleagues across government and industry for several jam-packed days of education, networking, and listening sessions. For those of you joining us at HIMSS23, here’s an overview of ONC-led sessions that you won’t want to miss!

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STAR HIE Program Helps Unlock Powerful Public Health Data in West Virginia

Kevin Eike | November 29, 2022

ONC launched the Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange (STAR HIE) Program in 2020 using funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The program was expanded in 2021 to increase support for efforts to improve vaccination data sharing between jurisdictional Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and HIEs. The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) was among the 22 recipients that received a combined $20 million in funds from ONC via the CARES Act.

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