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ONC: Docs sharing data more with patients than other providers

Physicians increasingly are sharing patient health information, but are doing so more with patients than with other providers, according to a new data brief published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

How to apply the ideal chronic care management system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Chronic Care Management Services (CCM) guidelines should take telemedicine to another level to provide collaboration between providers and the ability to anticipate and ward off potential problems. But such a concept must mesh with current practices and integrate current and future technologies.

ONC task force completes discussions on interoperability standards advisory

The Health IT Standards Committee Advisory Task Force has held the last of its meetings to discuss the public comments received about the Office of the National Coordinator's 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory.

Final IPPS rule adjusts Meaningful Use program requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final 2016 inpatient and long-term care hospital policy and payment rule modifies the Meaningful Use program to encourage electronic submission of clinical quality measures and to further align it with other rules and programs.

John Halamka and Deven McGraw: HIPAA not 'behind the times'

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is not as "behind the times" as some detractors of the law maintain, say Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka and newly named Office for Civil Rights Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy Deven McGraw.

Data-sharing helps drug makers understand patient experience with medications

Pharmaceutical companies are looking to data-sharing collaborations in their quest to develop new drugs and to demonstrate value of existing ones, according to a PwC report.

AAFP's Wergin: Health records are being 'held hostage'

Neither patients nor their electronic health records are commodities, and they should not be treated as such, according to Nebraska family physician Robert Wergin, M.D., president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, in a blog post for The Hill.

HIEs evolving as demand increases

Both health information exchanges (HIEs) and providers' needs regarding them have evolved since HIEs were first launched, according to a new  report  from NORC at the University of Chicago researchers for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Canada also faces EHR interoperability woes

Canada is suffering some of the same interoperability problems with its electronic health records as the United States, albeit for somewhat different reasons, according to a recent article in   the  Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (CMAJ).

EHRs need five 'use cases' to be interoperable

Electronic health records should have five "use cases" in order to be considered "open" or interoperable, according to a new article in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).