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Dr. Vindell Washington | January 18, 2017
Over the past 8 years, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – in collaboration with our federal partners and the private sector – has ushered in an era of widespread health information technology (IT) adoption and use throughout the country. This historic advancement has set the stage for us to transition our focus to the seamless and secure sharing of electronic health information.Read Full Post.
Dr. Vindell Washington | January 17, 2017
Data is the lifeblood of the value-based payment environment. Every time a doctor takes care of a patient, we have an opportunity to use information in ways that help patients get better care. The goal is to use the information from each patient encounter to make the next encounter better – across the entire healthcare system. But it is easier said than done. As we prepare to transition from this administration, we’d like to take stock of what our nation has accomplished and to lay out a potential roadmap for the next administration.Read Full Post.
Dr. Vindell Washington | October 17, 2016
On Friday, October 14, 2016, Dr. Vindell Washington delivered a keynote address at the Association of Health Care Journalists’ (AHCJ) Journalism Workshop on Health Information Technology. The following are Dr. Washington’s remarks as prepared.Read Full Post.
Dr. Vindell Washington | September 29, 2016
Over the past seven years, the United States has seen a historic health IT transformation, moving from a primarily paper-based health system to one where virtually everyone has a digital footprint of their care because of the dramatic uptake of electronic health records (EHRs).Read Full Post.
Dr. Vindell Washington | September 27, 2016
Summary: Having your health data at your fingertips can help you stay healthy.
Have you ever wanted to pull up a list of your allergies or the medications you’ve taken on your smartphone or computer? How about your lab results, or records from your recent visit to the hospital?