Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Health IT RoundupONC issues EHR safety challenge; LifeBridge reports breach impacting 500,000 patients

ONC calls on developers to build an app that can report EHR safety concerns; LifeBridge sends breach notification letter to 500,000 patients; Congress wants to keep a close eye on the VA’s EHR modernization efforts; plus more health technology news of note.

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ONC Looks to Shape the Future of Healthcare AI

Buzz can often overshadow the actual tangible impact of new technologies. Artificial intelligence isnt immune to the hype, of course, as the techs great promise in digesting hordes of existing patient data to aid in clinical decision-making can seem overblown.But a new report by federal advisory group JASON and commissioned by the Office of the

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Healthcare interoperability: Are we there yet? – DocbookMD

In 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) revealed its much anticipated healthcare interoperability roadmap report – delivering a promising framework of free flowing patient data and improved patient care. The roadmap pinpointed three, six, and 10-year milestones with an ultimate goal to build a fully interoperable learning health system by 2024.

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What Makes ONC’s ‘Trusted Exchange Framework’ So Complex?

Federal regulators’ recently issued draft for a “trusted exchange framework” aimed at propelling nationwide, secure, interoperable, query-based health data exchange is a complex proposal that requires careful analysis, says David Kibbe, M.D., leader of DirectTrust, which governs the secure “Direct” healthcare email protocol.The draft framework, announced on Jan. 5 by the Department of Health and

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ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework of best practices for data management processes that enable hospitals to more effectively match patient records. Developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh-based CMMI Institute and the Department of Health and Human Services, the tool arrives after CHIME announced in November

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