"electronic health records" Posts

Portrait of Lucia Savage, J.D.

Practical Information From HHS About Privacy, Security and Health IT: ONC’s Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information

Lucia Savage, J.D. | April 13, 2015

In the draft Interoperability Roadmap, ONC committed to helping individuals, providers, and the health and health IT community better understand how existing federal law — the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — supports interoperable exchange of information for health. Today, we take a first step to fulfill that commitment and published the revised Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.

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Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

Report to Congress on HITECH: Significant progress in adoption and use of EHRs

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | October 9, 2014

Today HHS and ONC submitted the annual report to Congress on progress on the HITECH Act including health IT adoption, health information exchange and use of electronic health information to advance better care and better health. This report highlights progress and accomplishments in advancing a resilient and flexible health IT infrastructure for our nation.

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Portrait of Jodi G. Daniel, J.D., M.P.H.

Promoting Competition to Achieve Our Health IT and Health Care Goals

Jodi G. Daniel, J.D., M.P.H. | October 7, 2014

ONC has long recognized the need to foster innovation and competition to achieve the nation’s health IT and health care goals. The HITECH Act charged us with enabling the electronic use and exchange of health information—information that will support consumers and facilitate better quality and more efficient care.

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