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August 20, 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 Standards Committee MeetingsJuly 16th, 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 August meeting is scheduled for 8/20/14.

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.

New Series of Cypress Tech Talks
When: Sept 2nd, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Register for these events.

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.

Wiki Page On Interoperability Roadmap
As part of ONC’s commitment to a nationwide interoperable health IT infrastructure and to help foster a more patient-centered health-care system, they have launched a wiki page to help you help them draft the Interoperability Roadmap. Providers, hospital administrators, patients and advocates – and anyone else – can participate in the drafting by visiting the new wiki page.

 EHR /HIE Interoperability Workgroup Final Report
ONC released the final report from the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG), an Exemplar Governance Program participant. A collaborative of 19 states and 47 EHR and health information exchange developers and organizations, the IWG convened pilot programs to test interoperability standards for provider directories. Read the report.

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Category: EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Health Information Technology

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