Dr. Daniel Hansen | September 23, 2011
As the Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) began establishing its Beacon Community—the Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest (BCIN)–we knew at least one thing: Evidence-based clinical best practices combined with a technology-based care coordination process could help improve patient outcomes. How did we know? INHS had already achieved successes for injured workers through its Centers for Occupational Health & Education (COHE).Read Full Post.
Joy Pritts | September 19, 2011
ONC is pleased to announce the launch of the Data Segmentation Initiative (DSI) on October 5, 2011. The Initiative will build on the vision of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which recommended the development of metadata tags to be used for exchanging data across organizational structures while maintaining the privacy and security of the information.Read Full Post.
Jodi G. Daniel | September 12, 2011
Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015 (the Plan). The Plan, and our strategy, benefited from the valuable input we received on the draft Plan that was out for public comment from March 25 – May 6, 2011. The 240 responses to our blog post requesting public feedback on the draft helped us to refine and solidify the final Plan.Read Full Post.
Peter Garrett | September 12, 2011
Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be hosting the first of-its-kind-Consumer Health IT Summit this afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT.Read Full Post.
Peter Garrett | September 9, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has launched a new website, www.HealthIT.gov. This website is designed to become the leading national resource on health information technology (health IT) for both consumers and health care professionals.Read Full Post.