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Public Comments Sought for Meaningful Use Proposed Rules | EHRintelligence.com

From EHRintelligence.com, 5/20/15:

Yesterday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced that the three most recent notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs) are available for public comment. 77 more words


ONC Publicly Releases Comments on Interoperability Roadmap

From iHealthBeat, 5/18/15:

On Friday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published nearly 250 comments that it received on its draft nationwide interoperability roadmap, … 18 more words


ONC Health IT Interoperability Plan Gathers Fractious Comments

From HealthITAnalytics, 5/19/15:

As the healthcare industry moves into the meatier stages of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Office of the National Coordinator has shifted its focus from health IT adoption to health IT interoperability.   134 more words


Will Hospital EHR Use Help Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks?

From EHRintelligence.com, 5/14/15:

The implementation of health IT systems as well as hospital EHR use could lead to better care and outcomes among patients with heart conditions, reports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the… 67 more words


CMS Official on Future of Health IT: “It’s Time to Build Something Magnificent”

From Healthcare Informatics, 5/8/15:

When it comes to health IT policy mandates, provider organizations have long questioned what’s behind the rulemaking process, with many showing further concern regarding federal leaders’ expertise levels and their lack of willingness to change based on public opinion. 190 more words


Updated Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Information Released by ONC and OCR

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in collaboration with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released its new updated guidance for the privacy and security of electronic information.   91 more words

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DeSalvo’s ONC Departure: The Impact

From GovInfoSecurity, 5/715:

If the Senate confirms’ President Obama’s nomination of Karen DeSalvo, M.D., as assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would be losing a strong leader but potentially gaining more clout for its various programs, several security experts say. 24 more words

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