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Report: Use Stage 3 to create a robust health data infrastructure

Meaningful Use Stage 3 should embrace interoperability at its core to foster creation of a truly interoperable health data infrastructure, according to a report conducted by JASON, an independent group of scientists that advises the U.S. government on science and technology.

Another record-setting quarter for VC investment in HIT

Venture capital funding for health IT continued at "an astonishing pace" during first quarter of 2014, with the sector raising its highest infusion of cash in a single quarter to date,...

Savvy new players expected to shake up healthcare

Innovative companies drawing from ideas that transformed the retail, technology and telecommunications sectors are poised to siphon off tens of billions of dollars from traditional healthcare's...

ECRI rallies stakeholders with focus on HIT patient safety

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization is calling for collaboration on patient safety to create a "a non-punitive learning environment" to bring about improvement.

HHS publishes FDASIA framework for health IT

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on Thursday, published the long-awaited proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework mandated by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

eHealth Initiative to lay out healthcare roadmap for 2020

The eHealth Initiative has set out to create a vision for healthcare through the end of the decade through a public-private collaborative effort called the eHealth Initiative 2020 Roadmap. Though...

HIT workforce training programs: A roundup of successes and complaints

Though funding ended Sept. 30 for the ONC Health IT Workforce Training Programs, the universities and community colleges involved are continuing training, according to an evaluation by the National...

Proposed HHS budget would increase ONC funding

While the $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, unveiled Tuesday, is $3 million less than what was proposed a year ago, it represent a $15 million increase over funding actually approved for the agency for FY 2014.

ONC publishes new review of health IT functionalities

More than three-fourths of studies on health IT have found that technology provides at least some positive impact on patient care, but the studies themselves need improvement, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's new literature review.

Despite coming tech transformation, healthcare CEOs say they're not ready

While most healthcare CEOs believe technological advances will transform their business in the next five years, few organizations are prepared for the changes, according to a new survey from...