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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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A new pilot helps battle hepatitis C with health IT and telemedicine

John Ward, MD | June 18, 2014

Authors

John W. Ward, MD
Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Amy Helwig, MD, MS
Medical Officer
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Health IT and telemedicine are important tools to help early diagnosis and treatment of a growing problem in the U.S. – hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new pilot program to help use telemedicine to fight HCV,

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