Health Innovation

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A new pilot helps battle hepatitis C with health IT and telemedicine

John Ward | June 18, 2014

Authors

John W. Ward, MD
Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Amy Helwig, MD, MS
Medical Officer
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Health IT and telemedicine are important tools to help early diagnosis and treatment of a growing problem in the U.S. – hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new pilot program to help use telemedicine to fight HCV,

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ONC’s Open Source popHealth Tool Receives 2014 Certification

John Rancourt | March 20, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created popHealth  in 2010 as open source software that could import data, then calculate, display, and export electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). As of December 2013, thanks to the hard work of Northwestern University , popHealth is now certified as a 2014 edition electronic health record module (CHPL Product Number: CC-2014-781600-3 ).

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Health IT helping to fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic

Jennifer Frazier | November 14, 2013

Connecting for Impact: Integrating Health IT and PDMPs to improve patient care and fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic
ONC pilot projects prove that health IT can improve clinicians’ access to important clinical resources like Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), which are data sources doctors and other providers can use to help fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Meaningful Use: Building blocks for bigger vision at a Michigan Critical Access Hospital

Leila Samy | September 20, 2013

This is one in a series of blog posts to coincide with National Health IT Week. To follow the conversation on Twitter, look for the #NHITweek hashtag.
During one of my regular visits over the phone with Ed Gamache, CEO of Harbor Beach Community Hospital, in Harbor Beach, MI, I learned a bit about how his critical access hospital is not only participating in the EHR program, but showcasing techniques to achieve desired results.

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