Meaningful Use

Portrait of Dr. Doug Fridsma

Interoperability vs Health Information Exchange: Setting the Record Straight

Dr. Doug Fridsma | January 9, 2013

One thing that I’ve learned in the government is that words matter, and sometimes, particularly in complicated or technical areas, it can be hard to use words that are precise and accurate. Sometimes we use the same term to apply to a broad range of concepts or ideas because it can be complicated to describe all the nuances captured by that work. Sometimes the words we use start out as verbs and then turn into nouns. 

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Portrait of Nora Super

ONC’s Annual Meeting Sees Health IT as Foundation for New Payment Policies

Nora Super | January 4, 2013

More than 1,200 grantees, stakeholders, and other members of the public came together December 12 at the 2012 ONC Annual Meeting to discuss the successes, challenges and impacts of the wide-spread health information technology (health IT) adoption to improve care.  This year’s theme, “The Meaningful Foundation for the Future of Healthcare,” evoked how meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) is enabling providers to thrive under new payment and delivery systems.

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