"interoperability" Posts

Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

Interoperable Health IT for a Healthy Nation – The 2015 ONC Annual Meeting

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | December 18, 2014

We are on track to achieving a collective impact in better health for all by working together as a nation to usher in an interoperable learning health system. In such a health system, health information can be collected, shared, and used – not by the government, but by each individual, their providers, and researchers – to improve public and population health, facilitate important research, inform clinical quality measures and care outcomes, and keep our communities healthy.

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Portrait of Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

The Federal Strategy For Collecting, Sharing, And Using Electronic Health Information

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | December 8, 2014

Making our nation’s health and wellness infrastructure interoperable is a top priority for the Administration, and government plays a vital role in advancing this effort. Federal agencies are purchasers, regulators, and users of health information technology (health IT), as they set policy and insure, pay for care, or provide direct patient care for millions of Americans. They also contribute toward protecting and promoting community health, fund health and human services, invest in infrastructure, as well as develop and implement policies and regulations to advance science and support research.

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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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Input on Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, made transparent by ONC

John Rancourt | October 16, 2014

We promised that the journey for drafting the nationwide interoperability roadmap would be collaborative and transparent, and today we are posting public summaries from a number of in-person meetings we held. ONC used a variety of channels to work collaboratively with and accept feedback from stakeholders as we developed the draft roadmap we posted earlier. These included meetings with industry subject matter experts (SMEs) and state health IT leaders.

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