The ONC is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director, Office of Technology at the ONC located within the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and reports to the Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.
By Don Rucker MD & Steven Posnack MS MHS – National Health IT Week is the perfect time to reflect on our collective success since last year. The health information technology (health IT) landscape has dramatically evolved since the first National Health IT Week in 2006.
Latest announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments include MedAware, EHNAC, CynergisTek, Klick Health, Health Monitor Network, & changes at the ONC.
Through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program, ONC is seeking a Health Scientist specializing in informatics to work in the ONC Immediate Office, Chief Scientist Division (CSD).
Annual reports and studies that have been published ranging from the state of interoperability, physician burnout, mergers & acquisitions, and hospital data.
By William A. Hyman – The 700 plus page ONC Proposed Rule on “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program” was released on February 11, 2019.
By William Hersh MD – During the HIMSS conference, the ONC and CMS each dropped a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) concerning functionality, interoperability, certification, and others aspects of EHR use.
By William A. Hyman – ONC has released another Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, this time entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. It comes in at 734 pages.
Fred Goldstein catches up with ONC’s Donald Rucker shortly after his keynote address at the HIMSS pre-conference NHIT Summit announcing the Notice of Proposed Rule Making.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology such as electronic health records.
By William Hyman – Once again, we are assured that ONC wants to reduce the burdens they helped create. This time we learn of these desires in the draft “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.”
ONC and OCR Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality
Patients expect not only quality health care to keep them healthy, but also trust that their most sensitive health information will be protected from threats and vulnerabilities that could lead to the compromise of one’s health information.
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