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Online Health IT Tools and Technical Assistance Will Help State Innovation Model States, and Others, Implement Innovative Care Transformation

Kelly Cronin | April 2, 2015

Beginning this month, ONC is partnering with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop specialized technical assistance as well as comprehensive online health IT tools and resources for State Innovation Model (SIM) states.  The online resources are also available to states not participating in the program.

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A New Prize Challenge to Catalyze Health IT Innovation

Maya Uppaluru | November 10, 2014

The health IT start-up sector is growing rapidly. Millions of dollars continue to be invested in innovations that most Americans could have never imagined 10 years ago. In the first quarter of 2014, nearly $700 million was invested in health technology – an 87 percent year-over-year growth . A diverse array of web and mobile applications are changing the way patients and providers interact with the health care system.  These technologies accelerate the flow and availability of data,

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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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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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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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