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HIE Supports Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Services
Lee Stevens | May 14, 2014
As we approach 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 25-31), it seems like an appropriate time to pause and reflect on two hurricanes that have impacted the lives of many Americans, Sandy and Katrina, and the role of health information technology (health IT). ONC has long supported the use of health IT and health information exchange services to support emergency preparedness and response efforts, and the lessons learned from both of these natural disasters have helped to inform future efforts and to protect patient information to make sure that it is available to patients and providers where and when it is needed.Read Full Post.
Health IT Policy Committee Hearing To Consider Certification Program Optimization
Lee Stevens | May 1, 2014
On May 7th, the Health IT Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on the ONC Health IT Certification Program in Washington, DC. Providers, health information exchange organizations, technology developers, certification bodies and testing labs will discuss lessons learned, the attributes of an ideal certification program, how it can be improved going forward, and how we should measure success.Read Full Post.
Patient matching findings released
Lee Stevens | February 21, 2014
Today, we released findings on the current state of patient matching systems and programs as a part of ONC’s Patient Matching Initiative.Read Full Post.
Children’s Medical Center Dallas Enables True Data Liberation for Patients
Lee Stevens | February 19, 2014
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is among the first hospitals in the U.S. to implement true, untethered export of patient health data to a Personal Health Record (PHR) – one of the many benefits of health IT. Over a year in planning, and in partnership with Microsoft Health Vault and Verizon, and supported by ONC, Children’s is now exporting patient health data for patients undergoing treatment for Sickle Cell Disease to their PHRs, and they are expanding the program to other care specialties including cardiac care.Read Full Post.
ONC convenes stakeholders to discuss patient matching later in December
Lee Stevens | December 10, 2013
As organizations are sharing more and more health information electronically, the need for improved patient identification and matching across organizations has become clear. In September, we announced a dedicated initiative to assess what’s working well and where there are gaps, and to explore possible ways patient matching could be improved. Those initial findings from our current efforts will be discussed at a meeting here in Washington, D.C. on December 16, 2013.Read Full Post.