Health IT

Portrait of Mike Berry

A Look Ahead: Year Two for ONC and the Recognized Coordinating Entity for TEFCA

Mike Berry | May 26, 2020

In August 2019, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to support implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The Sequoia Project has made great strides in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. To keep this momentum going, ONC has committed approximately $1.1 million in year-two funding to our cooperative agreement with The Sequoia Project.

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Portrait of Alicia Morton, DNP, RN-BC

Celebrating National Nurses Week: Reflections on Health Information Technology

Alicia Morton, DNP, RN-BC | May 12, 2020

As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic. We are extremely proud to be a part of such a noble profession and we humbly pay gratitude to all those tirelessly working to protect, preserve, and care for our nation’s health during this unique time in our history.

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Portrait of Seth Pazinski

Mapping the Path Forward in Health IT

Seth Pazinski | May 7, 2020

This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT. The 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs, and the National Health IT Priorities for Research: A Policy and Development Agenda are united in the aim to improve health,

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Portrait of Aisha Hasan

A Snapshot of ONC’s Global Health IT Efforts

Aisha Hasan | April 7, 2020

On today’s World Health Day, I’d like to give you an inside look at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) global health IT work. Advancing digital health (or e-health) is gaining worldwide momentum as nations seek to leverage health IT. While each country and jurisdiction has a different approach to healthcare, global digital health advancements are becoming a common thread across the world.

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Portrait of Stephanie Garcia, MPH

The Application of Machine Learning to Address Kidney Disease

Stephanie Garcia, MPH | March 31, 2020

During National Kidney Month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) joins communities across the country to raise awareness about kidney disease and to highlight our efforts to support patients through research. In particular, ONC is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to enhance data infrastructure for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) through a project advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning called Training Data for Machine Learning to Enhance PCOR Data Infrastructure (the PCOR Machine Learning Project).

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