Aaron McKethan | December 8, 2010
Core Aims of Beacon Communities
Through the Beacon Communities program, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified 17 diverse communities—from Maine to Hawaii—that are serving as leaders in health IT. Building on their past successes, these communities have three aims over the next several years:
Claudia Williams | December 6, 2010
Last Friday ONC announced over $16 million in new funding for breakthrough innovations for health information exchange (HIE). The HIE Challenge Grant Program will provide $1 to $2 million awards to State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program grantees to develop solutions in five key areas:Read Full Post.
Carol Bean | November 30, 2010
Health care providers who are eligible to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs now have a new tool to help them on their road to meaningful use. As of November, ONC’s official Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) identifies EHR technologies that have been tested and certified as being technically capable of supporting those providers’ achievement of meaningful use based on Stage 1 criteria outlined in HHS rules published on July 28 of this year.Read Full Post.
Aaron McKethan | November 27, 2010
In the month of November, many Beacon Communities across the country are marking American Diabetes Month by continuing to develop new health IT strategies that can help patients and doctors better prevent and manage the disease.Read Full Post.
Jodi G. Daniel | November 19, 2010
Thank you for the thoughtful discussion in response to my blog post “Strategy for Empowering Consumers.” As has consistently been ONC’s experience with the Health IT Buzz Blog, the points made in your responses have both broadened and sharpened our thinking. The blog itself highlights a lesson that has become clear for our communication efforts: we should take greater advantage of social networking tools (and this means much more than blogging) when bringing our policy conversations outside of the walls of HHS.Read Full Post.