October 2015 Posts

What to Expect When You’re Done Expecting ONC’s Final Rule

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | October 16, 2015

I know you might be wondering, “what’s next?” now that has formally published in the Federal Register.
This milestone kicks off the next phase of our work to implement the 2015 Edition’s regulatory requirements. Starting next week and over the next few weeks, ONC will be releasing two types of documents to immediately help jumpstart health IT development efforts to the 2015 Edition.

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Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap – Version 1.0

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | October 6, 2015

This is a unique time in health care. Scientific and technological advancements made by you, our partners across the health industry, have been rapidly transforming health and health care in the nation. More than 3 million individuals have accessed their electronic health information using ONC’s Blue Button tool. Today, over three-quarters of eligible providers and nine-in-ten eligible hospitals have received incentive payments for adopting and meaningfully using certified health IT compared with less than 15% before the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs started.

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A Reminder from the HHS Office of the Inspector General about Information Blocking and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute

Daniel Levinson |

This week, the Department marks “National customessaywriters.info Week” 2015.  In connection with the Department’s efforts, my office has issued a new OIG Alert entitled “”.
customessaywriters.info has become a critical part of the health care system and offers opportunities to improve patient care, make practice management more efficient, and improve public health.  We also know that we must be vigilant in ensuring that health IT is used to achieve these benefits and not as a tool to facilitate health care fraud.

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Harnessing Consumer Engagement for Better Health, Better Care and Lower Cost

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | October 1, 2015

Today, ONC joins hundreds of providers, consumers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and federal and private sector partners to celebrate advancements in consumer engagement through health IT at its premier consumer event: the Fifth Annual Consumer customessaywriters.info Summit (#consumersummit15). We have a lot of success to celebrate, a lot of exciting developments to share with one another, and yes, -a lot of work still to do.

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