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ONC Releases EHR Acquisition Resources; GAO Issues Report on Patient Data Security

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released two free resources for healthcare providers on September 26. The new EHR contract guide… 158 more words

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ACR Supports Reduced Reporting Period for Meaningful Use in 2016

The American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments on September 6 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in support of the proposed ninety-day reporting period for participants in the EHR Incentive Program in 2016. 59 more words

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HHS Focuses on Security: Ransomware and HIPAA Guidance; Threat Information Dissemination FOAs

In mid-July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released long-awaited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidance on ransomware. 83 more words

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ONC Advisory Committees Finalize Comments on CMS' Quality Payment Program Proposals

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) held a joint meeting of its Health IT Policy Committee and Health IT Standards Committee on June 23 in Washington, DC. 166 more words

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AMA, ACR, and Thirty Other Specialties Comment on ONC's "Measuring Widespread Interoperability" RFI

Last week, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and thirty other national specialty societies co-signed a letter by the American Medical Association (AMA) responding to the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) April 2016 Request for Information (RFI) on “ 157 more words

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ONC's 2016 Annual Meeting Misses Opportunity to Pivot to MACRA

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) held its annual meeting in Washington, DC on May 31 to June 2. The emphasis of this year’s conference was on ONC’s efforts as a grantor and convener, rather than the office’s primary role as a regulator and policymaker. 288 more words

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