Meaningful Use

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EHR Incentive Programs: Where We Go Next

Andy Slavitt | January 19, 2016

Where We’ve Been
As we mentioned in a speech last week, the Administration is working on an important transition for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. We have been working side by side with physician organizations and have listened to the needs and concerns of many about how we can make improvements that will allow technology to best support clinicians and their patients. While we will be putting out additional details in the next few months,

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Meaningful Use Makes Lower Adverse Drug Rates A Reality

Judy Murphy | August 15, 2014

When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Digital Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, hopes were high that widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) would reduce the rate of adverse drug events in hospitals.  Advocates believed incentives that encouraged hospitals and physicians to adopt EHRs would not only encourage faster adoption, but help to improve patient health. 

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Improving Public Health through Health IT

James Daniel | April 28, 2014

About Public Health Reporting
You’ve heard about disease outbreaks of flu, measles, and salmonella on the news. Have you ever wondered how disease outbreaks are detected and tracked? Local and state public health departments rely on information from health care providers. Traditionally, this information was reported by paper, phone, and fax. Health IT tools can provide a faster and more accurate way of moving critical information from providers to health departments where outbreaks are identified, tracked,

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Get the facts regarding view, download and transmit 2014 requirements

Rebecca Mitchell Coelius | January 31, 2014

As the Medical Officer for Innovation at the ONC and a proud member of the Blue Button team, I am working hard to understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the implementation of patient engagement functionality in EHRs, including new requirements that a certain percentage of patients view, download and transmit their health data in 2014.

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ONC’s Fellows are using Health IT for better health, care and lower costs

Lisa-Nicole Sarnowski | November 25, 2013

The HIT Fellows use Health IT and delivery system models to achieve the three-part aim: better health, better health care and lower cost
We at ONC have worked with the Health IT Fellows for about six months and are beginning to see the group’s collective insights are helping doctors and patients move toward better health, better health care and lower cost.

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