Cannon Leavelle | February 6, 2020
More than 1,200 stakeholders gathered this year in Washington, DC for the ONC’s 10th Annual Meeting, Connecting Policy and Technology: Bringing the EHR to the Patient. Among many other health IT topics, attendees discussed patients’ access to health information and privacy considerations, health care cost transparency, and the latest updates to health IT standards. If you were not able to join us in DC, you can view the webcast.Read Full Post.
Rachel Abbey | January 24, 2020
When disaster strikes, most of us think about how we can best protect ourselves and our loved ones. We can’t always think about our health records though. Disasters can often aggravate chronic disease and cause disruptions at hospitals, clinics and other health care and social service facilities. If we even have them, very few of us think about taking our health records when evacuating, but that’s where health IT can help.Read Full Post.
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.Read Full Post.
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.Read Full Post.
Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D. | January 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) led the development of this plan with input from more than 25 federal organizations.Read Full Post.