Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | March 27, 2018
Have you ever wondered what a health information technology (health IT) developer’s share of meaningful use eligible hospitals looked like compared to its peers? How about the same for eligible clinicians under the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Well, look no further. Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published two data visualizations that display health IT developers’ progress in certifying to the 2015 Edition certification criteria combined with comparable statistics on the approximate share of eligible hospitals and clinicians who use the developers’ technology.Read Full Post.
Teresa Zayas Caban | January 17, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) – the ability of computers to learn human-like functions or tasks – has shown great promise. What was previously considered the sole domain of human cognition is already being leveraged successfully across many industries. Now, the technology sector is witnessing what appears to be important new advances in AI that are bringing a new wave of interest for how it might shape the future of health and healthcare.Read Full Post.
Don Rucker M.D. | January 16, 2018
If you’ve heard me speak in the past few months, you’ll know that the focus of my remarks is primarily on ONC’s mission to achieve nationwide interoperability and reduce clinician burden relative to health IT. I emphasize these areas because they are absolutely critical to the health of Americans using our healthcare system.Read Full Post.
Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Health Information Interoperability
Genevieve Morris | January 5, 2018
The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law in December 2016, calls on the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to work with federal partners, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the healthcare and health information technology (health IT) industries to provide interoperability for all.Read Full Post.
Teresa Zayas Caban | November 28, 2017
Earlier this year, the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in partnership with National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the Sync for Genes pilots – an effort to strengthen genomic data sharing that is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. As a result of this effort, a set of genomics specifications have been refined as part of the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) standard,Read Full Post.