Electronic Health & Medical Records

Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

Interoperability to help achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | January 30, 2015

Today, we issued Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Version 1.0 (“Roadmap”).  This Roadmap reflects nearly a year of collaborative effort with extensive input from the public and private sectors and is a call to action to see that we can unlock digital health information and see that it can be appropriately used when and where it matters most, to who matters most – the people of this nation.  

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Portrait of Jacob Reider, M.D.

Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement: A Vision for Better Health and Health Care

Jacob Reider, M.D. | November 13, 2014

Today we are pleased to publish Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement: A Vision to Achieve Better Health and Health Care. This paper describes ONC’s vision for advancing the use of health IT to support transformational improvement in health care quality and value.  It invites health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in shaping the future with a renewed focus on health and care quality as the “why”

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Portrait of John Rancourt

Input on Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, made transparent by ONC

John Rancourt | October 16, 2014

We promised that the journey for drafting the nationwide interoperability roadmap would be collaborative and transparent, and today we are posting public summaries from a number of in-person meetings we held. ONC used a variety of channels to work collaboratively with and accept feedback from stakeholders as we developed the draft roadmap we posted earlier. These included meetings with industry subject matter experts (SMEs) and state health IT leaders.

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