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

ONC: Heres how hospitals are using EHR data beyond patient care

New research shows that the ways hospitals tap into EHR information varies from vendor to vendor. Hospitals are continuing to surge in their adoption and use of EHRs, partially pushed by the 21st Century Cures Act. The records enable healthcare providers to more easily record and access information about a patient and, as the number

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ONC Proposes New Requirements Around Information Blocking and Health IT Certification

On Monday, February 11, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) continued its implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act with the publication of its proposed regulation designed to advance interoperability, support the access, exchangeand use of electronic health information, and address occurrences of information blocking. ONC is also implementing Conditions

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Healthcare groups urge ONC to focus on interoperability, usability to reduce EHR burdens

Healthcare and health IT industry groups are urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to put a greater focus on usability and creating a better alignment of workflow and documentation requirements in their responses to a federal draft strategy on reducing the regulatory burden on clinicians caused by technology.EHR burdens have

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ONC releases Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference 2019

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has issued its latest report on interoperability standards, following the close of comments last October 1. ONC officials said they received 74 comments on the ISA this year, resulting in nearly 400 individual recommendations for revisions.The 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition (ISA), which includes

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Report to Congress from ONC finds too many interoperability hurdles

A new report from the Office of the National Coordinator raises concerns about lingering health IT barriers and more health IT headlines. Patients still often lack access to their own records, and providers often struggle to find patient data at the point of care when multiple healthcare providers maintain different pieces of data, according to

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ONC names winning software for EHR reporting challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the winners of a new challenge to develop software for identifying and reporting safety and usability issues in EHRs in a way that doesnt disrupt clinical workflow. The winning tools aim to make it easy to report IT issues within the healthcare workflow: giving feedback

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ONC: Hospitals making strides on EHRs, interoperability, but work remains

More than 90 percent of non-federal acute care hospitals are using 2015 edition certified technology or plan to be soon, says National Coordinator Don Rucker, MD. Those numbers were cited by National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Donald Rucker, MD, in a blog post, co-authored with ONC Director of Research and Evaluation Talisha Searcy, spotlighting

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A world where iPhones can’t connect to Androids? Welcome to interoperability 101

Former ONC Privacy Chief and Omada Health Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer Lucia Savage shares both her concerns and her hope for the industry when it comes to the dreaded data sharing. Healthcare has been waiting with bated breath for the Office of the National Coordinators rule on information blocking, as part of the 21st

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ONC data projects FHIR catching on at hospitals and practices in 2019

Thanks to 21st Century Cures Act requirements, private-sector innovation from companies such as Apple and many other factors, the U.S. “might be at a turning point when it comes to the adoption and implementation” of HL7’s FHIR standard, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.WHY IT MATTERSNearly four year after the

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