Latest News and Updates from ONC
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 is their latest news and communication.
HIT Policy Committee Meetings – Oct 15th, 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 November meeting is scheduled for 11/04/14.
HIT Standards Committee Meetings – October 15th, 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 November meeting is scheduled for 11/18/14.
October Joint Standard and Policy Meeting
If you missed the joint Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) meeting Wednesday the 15th, take a look at the slides and details of the meeting.
ONC Welcomes 12 New Health IT Fellows in their Newest Class
Twelve champions from all over the nation are joining the team of over 50 on-the-ground health care leaders to leverage health IT in their communities. The Fellows work to improve and protect people’s health wherever they live, work, learn, play, or receive care through the use of health IT.
Comment on 2014 Edition Release 2 Test Procedures
ONC is now accepting comments on the draft test procedures for the 2014 Edition Release 2 Certification Criteria through November 7th. Your comments will be posted on our ONC Public comment JIRA project page. Make sure your voice is heard.
Get Listed on the Blue Button Connector
Many of you already are – or have plans to – start giving consumers online access to their health information – particularly as Meaningful Use Stage 2 (#MUS2) kicks into gear. ONC has created an opportunity for you to create more visibility and consumer awareness about your online offerings via the Blue Button Connector website. The Blue Button Connector was recently launched at the 4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit and it was born out of a need for consumers to have a single place to get started in navigating where to access their personal health information online. Add your organization now.
ONC 2014 Annual Meeting
Save the Date: Feb 2-3. 2015 – The Annual meeting will be held at the Washington Hilton. Registration information will be announced soon.
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.