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.
By William Hyman – The ONC has released via the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) on the EHR Reported Program which was established by the 2017 21st Century Cures Act. Overarching questions that arises in this regard is given that health IT must achieve certification,
Companies are seeking talent for the fastest growing industries in tech and healthcare is on the top of the list. Who is looking for what? Here are posted opportunities being reported from Forcare, ONC, Spok, and Jellyfish Health.
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 William Hersh MD – Over the last decade, I have had the fortunate opportunity to be involved in two efforts to develop widely available curricular resources in health information technology and data science.
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