Latest News and Updates from ONC

August 27, 2014 | By More

Adopting Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here are the latest communications and news updates from the ONC.

HIT Policy Committee MeetingsAugust 6th, view the meeting notes and listen to the audio. The Health IT Policy Committee will make recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information. How to Participate. The September meeting is scheduled for 9/3/14.

HIT Standards Committee MeetingsAugust 20th, view the meeting notes and listen to the audio. The Health IT Standards Committee will make recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information. How to Participate. The September meeting is scheduled for 9/10/14.

Provider User Guide for NIST EHR Randomizer Tool Now Available
Are you a provider in Stage 2 of meaningful use who needs help meeting measure #3 of the Transitions of Care core objective? If so, CMS and ONC want to encourage you to use a new provider user guide that outlines instructions on how to use the NIST EHR Randomizer, including; required information, steps to register, guidance on how to perform the test.

New Series of Cypress Tech Talks
When: Sept 2nd, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
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The ONC is pleased to announce a new series of technical support calls to address questions and provide support for using Cypress for clinical quality measure testing. The schedule for these calls is listed below. To help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions or requests for topics to the Cypress Talk List by the Friday before the call.

Health IT Week
Save the date  – National Health IT Week in Washington DC kicks off Sept. 15 with the Consumer Summit and ends on Friday, September 19 with a webinar on health IT safety. At that session you can learn about progress that’s been made in health IT safety and the challenges ahead. The 2014 Health IT Week will bring together federal and private sector leaders working to enable consumers to be better partners in their health via health IT.  Stay tuned for additional updates including registration.

4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
When: Sept. 4th
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The ONC invites you to D.C. on September 15th for the 4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit. This exciting day-long event highlights public and private sector efforts to advance patient engagement by empowering people with their digital health data and technology. Space is limited and fills up quickly so register today to secure your spot to attend the Summit.

Federal Health Architecture Newsletter
Interested in learning more about what federal agencies are doing to enhance health IT and promote better healthcare? Subscribe to the Federal Health Architecture’s The Pulse, a bi-monthly newsletter focusing on FHA federal partner activities in the area of health IT.

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