Jodi G. Daniel | November 1, 2010
For the past few months, ONC has been reviewing the government’s role in empowering consumers to better manage their health through information technology (IT). As we work toward a future of widespread electronic health record adoption and meaningful use, and as we continue to see rapid technology advancements in this industry, there is opportunity for consumers to take fuller advantage of the benefits of health IT.Read Full Post.
Aaron Schwartz | October 22, 2010
Last week, the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Peter Diamond, Dale Mortenson, and Christopher Pissarides, whose work addressed questions about how unemployed workers find jobs and what role economic policy plays in unemployment. The Recovery Act, of which HITECH is a part, was designed to boost employment and make infrastructure investments that would pay off for the country over the long term. At ONC we’ve focused heavily on the pay-offs to investment in health IT in the forms of better quality and efficiency in care delivery.Read Full Post.
Joshua Seidman | October 20, 2010
It’s scary and emotionally painful to be 500 miles away from your dad when he gets admitted to the ICU in the middle of the night. I learned that some of that fright can be alleviated and the pain can be eased a bit by online access to his health data.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | October 7, 2010
Two landmark reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) changed Americans’ perception of their health care system and launched today’s drive to improve the quality and safety of medical care in America. The reports were To Err Is Human, published in 1999, and Crossing the Quality Chasm, released in 2001.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal |
The health information technology (health IT) sector received an important gift on Sept. 29. In fact, we received two important gifts. Both these gifts came from Kaiser Permanente. And both stemmed from Kaiser’s long-time investment and innovation in health IT adoption and use.Read Full Post.