Peter Garrett | August 27, 2010
As Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT, wrote in recent blog, health IT is a team effort – one that requires different players working together toward the common goals of increased coordination, quality, safety, and efficiency in our health care system.Read Full Post.
Chitra Mohla | August 25, 2010
The HITECH Act is about more than putting computers on the desks of physicians nationwide. It’s about using health information technology (IT) to improve the safety, quality, and effectiveness of our health care system. That takes more than computers. It takes qualified, trained people who are willing to work together toward that goal.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | August 13, 2010
Health IT is a team effort. The whole point is to increase communication and coordination among the different players in the health care system. You just can’t go it alone in this field.
The good news is that, when you have a solid plan and a worthy objective, lots of talented people want to join the team and contribute to the effort.
Mat Kendall, M.P.H. | August 11, 2010
To support the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, ONC has funded 60 Regional Extension Centers (RECs) across the country. The goal of the RECs is to provide outreach, education, and on-site technical assistance to support 100,000 primary care physicians implementing electronic health records (EHRs) into their practices and working to attain meaningful use of their systems.Read Full Post.
Joshua Seidman PhD | July 30, 2010
The release of the CMS Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Final Rule [link] on July 14 marked the end of the Stage 1 process for defining “meaningful use.” The final steps of that process involved reviewing, synthesizing, analyzing and reacting to more than 2,200 comments received from the public. The comments addressed big-picture principles and arcane details, and just about everything in between. We were very grateful for the public input and are very excited to announce the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements.Read Full Post.