Dr. David Blumenthal | April 5, 2010
In June of 2008, ONC published the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan — a roadmap for the implementation of nationwide health IT. We need to update the plan to take into account progress made toward the HITECH vision and new opportunities and challenges that may have arisen.Read Full Post.
Dr. Charles Friedman | April 2, 2010
Getting health IT “right” is difficult. Thousands of brilliant, creative and industrious people around the world have been working for several decades to realize the vision of making the technology a companion to care providers and patients, helping them make better decisions in support of better health.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | March 15, 2010
Today Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the awarding of over $160 million in new grants to help states advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | March 3, 2010
On March 1, 2010, CMS, in collaboration with ONC, released guidance clarifying that the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) permit labs to electronically exchange lab data and addressing some confusion regarding laboratory data and health IT. This guidance was put forth in a Survey and Certification letter, including interpretive guidance and frequently asked questions.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | March 2, 2010
Today the Department of Health and Human Services released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology (Health IT).Read Full Post.