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New Data Highlights Opportunity to Improve Access and Use of Online Medical Records among Individuals with Cancer

Christian Johnson | January 23, 2020

New data released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) examines how people diagnosed with cancer access and use their online medical record. Nearly 60 percent of individuals with a previous cancer diagnosis reported being offered access to their online medical record by a healthcare provider or insurer (Figure 1), according to data from the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). This rate is compared to 50 percent for people never diagnosed with cancer.

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New Additions to the Health IT Playbook

Thomas A. Mason, M.D. | January 21, 2020

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is releasing an updated version the Health IT Playbook, a tool to help clinical practices reduce the burden of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and make the most of their health IT investment. The Playbook is an intuitive, easy to navigate, web-based resource designed particularly to help solo and small to medium-sized physician practices with adopting, optimizing, upgrading, or changing EHR systems.

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Top Six Changes in the ISA 2020 Reference Edition

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | January 9, 2020

Can you believe it’s already 2020? We may still be a few years away from flying cars, but we’ve made a lot of progress since 2010. The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), too, has changed a lot since the first publication in 2015 – from a static, 13 page document, to an interactive website covering close to 200 “interoperability needs” spanning clinical care, public health, administrative transactions, research, consumer access, and more.

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