Fact Sheet: MACRA Quality Payment Program and Health IT
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a final rule implementing the provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This final rule modernizes and streamlines Medicare payments tied to quality for thousands of doctors and other clinicians.
An Opportunity for Sharing Information about Cyber Attacks
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) released two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to build the capacity of an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).
Announcing the Blockchain Challenge
The "Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-Related Research" Ideation Challenge solicits white papers on the topic of Blockchain technology and the potential use in health IT to address privacy, security, and scalability challenges of managing electronic health records and resources.
New Videos: Your Health Information, Your Rights
ONC and OCR have developed a series of short, easy-to-understand educational videos in English and Spanish to help individuals better understand their right to see and get their health information.
The 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory is Here
Today, ONC released the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)—a coordinated catalog of existing and emerging standards and implementation specifications developed and used to meet specific interoperability needs. In short, the advisory provides a single resource for those looking for federally recognized, national interoperability standards and guidance.
HHS issues rules to advance electronic health records with added simplicity and flexibility
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make electronic health information available when and where it matters most and for health care providers and consumers to be able to readily, safely, and securely exchange that information. The final rule for 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition) and final rule with comment period for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs will help continue to move the health care industry away from a paper-based system, where a doctor’s handwriting needed to be interpreted and patient files could be misplaced.
Final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 Released
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with over 35 federal partners, today released the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015–2020 (Plan).
More than $38 million awarded to improve coordinated health information sharing in communities across America
eCQI Resource Center
Visit ONC and CMS sponsored eCQI Resource Center, the one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement.
2015 Edition Webinars
View presentation slides from the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria webinars.
New Funding Announcement
ONC announces $1 million to fund new grant community projects to help long-term, behavioral health and other care providers. Applications due June 15.
A new guide that helps you or your practice better manage medication use through the e-prescribing process.
ONC Annual Meeting
Check out the agenda and join us live on Monday, February 2 at 8:30am ET via webcast.
Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
This Plan focuses on federal efforts to advance the collection, sharing, and use of interoperable health information to improve health care, individual, community and public health, and advance research.
ONC Data Brief #21
New data brief found health information exchange and financial incentives to be key drivers to health IT adoption
JASON Report Part II
The report, Data for Individual Health, examines how to create a health information system that focuses on the health of individuals.
Million Hearts Challenge
New EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge, launched by ONC, is part of Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
Vision paper ONC releases Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.
Readying the Health IT Workforce
There is a current and pressing need for professional development of the incumbent healthcare workforce whether clinical or non-clinical to be reoriented to this new paradigm.
Health care has changed since the HITECH Act became law in 2009. See some of the successes in ONC’s newest infographic.
New Certified Health IT Mark announced
A new mark for certified electronic health records (EHR) technology will appear on EHR products that have been certified by an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and will indicate that the product meets the 2014 Edition Standards and Certification Criteria.
This online training helps explain the process of meeting the Stage 2 Meaningful Use data exchange requirements.
FQHC REC Data Brief
Read the data brief about health IT adoption in federally qualified health centers.
FACA Workgroup Membership
ONC is now accepting applications for potential membership for the new HITPC Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) Workgroup until March 8, 2013.
Meaningful Use Education Module (Video)
Watch a brand new self-paced education module on the "transitions of care" interoperability criteria. Health IT and Patient Safety Read the Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan.
HIE: Making a Difference (Video)
Hear about how Health Information Exchange is improving patient experience, quality of care, and provider workflows in Kentucky and New York, and how HIE is expected to make a difference into the future.