By Andrew Gettinger MD & Justin Cross MD – September is National Preparedness Month, which makes it the perfect time for clinicians and healthcare entities to consider what would happen if their health IT systems are unavailable or in some way compromised.
By Steven Posnack MS, MHS & Carmen Smiley – In 2017 we announced “A 5-Year Goal to Transition the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s Testing Portfolio” to include as many industry-developed and maintained testing tools as possible.
By Andrew Gettinger MD – Reporting on the safe use of health information technology – especially the use of electronic health records – continues to be a challenge to many healthcare providers.
By Zhan Caplan – I’m pleased to introduce our new and improved website – a resource that provides visitors with an authoritative resource on all things related to health IT.
By Steven Posnack, Dustin Charles, & Wes Barker – Have you ever wondered what a health IT developer’s share of meaningful use eligible hospitals looked like compared to its peers? How about the same for eligible clinicians under the QPP?
By Andrew Gettinger MD – Health IT has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina came roaring ashore in 2005. At that time, few hospitals in the region had adopted Electronic Health Records. Today, virtually all hospitals use EHRs.
By John Flemming MD – Last week was National Health IT Week. I wanted to take some time to talk about one of my main areas of focus. Since I joined the ONC, I have spent a lot of my time gaining insight about the challenges facing our healthcare system as it relates to health IT.
By Seth Pazinski – Data released by the Office of the ONC report for the first time, nationally representative measures on EHR adoption and health information exchange among skilled nursing facilities. Most SNFs (64 percent) used EHRs to manage patient health information in 2016.
By Steven Posnack – Throughout its seven-year history, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Health IT Certification Program has evolved in many ways, including improvements that enhanced the Program’s integrity, transparency, and efficiency.
By Don Rucker MD – These are exciting times for the software industry, with extraordinary new products and services on devices from phones and tablets to their backend enterprise servers. We need this dynamism in software development to provide increased interoperability and usability to patients and clinicians.
By Rebecca Freeman PhD – Usability of health IT systems means many things to many people. If we look at the industry-standard International Organization for Standardization definition, usability is…
By Andrew Gettinger MD, Thomas A. Mason MD, & Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP – Every day, clinicians work tirelessly to provide the best possible care for their patients.
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