"health innovation" Posts

Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

ONC Launches Challenge to Improve Blood Pressure Control Using Health IT

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | July 30, 2014

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. To combat these threats, the Department of Health and Human Services (co-led by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS]) has joined with private and non-profit organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Pharmacists Association and the YMCA, to launch Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

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ONC’s Open Source popHealth Tool Receives 2014 Certification

John Rancourt | March 20, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created popHealth  in 2010 as open source software that could import data, then calculate, display, and export electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). As of December 2013, thanks to the hard work of Northwestern University , popHealth is now certified as a 2014 edition electronic health record module (CHPL Product Number: CC-2014-781600-3 ).

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Meaningful Use: Building blocks for bigger vision at a Michigan Critical Access Hospital

Leila Samy | September 20, 2013

This is one in a series of blog posts to coincide with National Health IT Week. To follow the conversation on Twitter, look for the #NHITweek hashtag.
During one of my regular visits over the phone with Ed Gamache, CEO of Harbor Beach Community Hospital, in Harbor Beach, MI, I learned a bit about how his critical access hospital is not only participating in the EHR program, but showcasing techniques to achieve desired results.

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