"health IT" Posts

Portrait of Kathy Kenyon, J.D.

Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

Kathy Kenyon, J.D. | July 10, 2014

Everyone agrees that health IT safety is important.  Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management is a research report that looks into the challenges faced by hospitals and ambulatory practices that implement health IT risk management interventions.  The research was conducted by RAND Corporation and the ECRI Institute under contract to ONC.

Read Full Post.
Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

A Call To Action for a Nationwide Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | June 5, 2014

Today we are pleased to release Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.  This paper describes ONC’s broad vision and framework for interoperability and is an invitation to health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in developing a defined, shared roadmap that will allow us to collectively achieve health IT interoperability as a core foundational element of better care,

Read Full Post.
Portrait of Michelle Consolazio

Applications for Health IT Policy Committee and Standards Committee Workgroups are now being accepted

Michelle Consolazio | May 29, 2014

Want to make a difference?
Applications for Health IT Policy Committee and Standards Committee Workgroups are now being accepted
Are you interested in contributing to health IT strategy and policy, or to help identify which standards, implementation, and certification criteria are needed to help providers better use their health information technology? Apply to be considered for one of the ONC’s federal advisory committee workgroups now through ONC’s application database.

Read Full Post.
Portrait of Lee Stevens

Health IT Policy Committee Hearing To Consider Certification Program Optimization

Lee Stevens | May 1, 2014

On May 7th, the Health IT Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on the ONC Health IT Certification Program in Washington, DC.  Providers, health information exchange organizations, technology developers, certification bodies and testing labs will discuss lessons learned, the attributes of an ideal certification program, how it can be improved going forward, and how we should measure success.

Read Full Post.