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Portrait of Matthew Swain

Health Information Exchange among U.S. Hospitals Grew Significantly in 2014

Matthew Swain | April 15, 2015

Advancing secure and interoperable exchange is a core component of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and the focus of the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. A key goal of both plans is to increase interoperable exchange of health information across the care continuum, and advance better care, spending health care dollars more wisely, and a healthier nation by enabling providers and individuals to send, find, receive, and use health information when and where it matters most.

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Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

HHS and ONC invest $28 Million in Health Information Exchange Grants

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | February 3, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this morning an important Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) funding opportunity, which is part of a Department-wide effort to achieve the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information to improve health and transform care as outlined in the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Version 1.0.

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Portrait of Jacob Reider, M.D.

Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement: A Vision for Better Health and Health Care

Jacob Reider, M.D. | November 13, 2014

Today we are pleased to publish Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement: A Vision to Achieve Better Health and Health Care. This paper describes ONC’s vision for advancing the use of health IT to support transformational improvement in health care quality and value.  It invites health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in shaping the future with a renewed focus on health and care quality as the “why”

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Portrait of Larry T. Jessup, MHA

Rhode Island: A Look at How a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Team is Using ADT

Larry T. Jessup, MHA | November 3, 2014

Health care organizations using clinical alerting in Rhode Island are seeing improved outcomes and measureable reductions in 30-day hospital readmissions, duplicate testing, and fewer emergency department visits that result in a patient being admitted to the hospital.

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