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ONC gets $22M boost in proposed FY 2017 budget

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Office for Civil Rights each receive funding boosts in President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, released Tuesday. ONC's proposed funding is $82 million, $22 million more than what the agency was allocated for FY 2016. OCR's proposed funding is $43 million, a $4 million increase from FY 2016.

Senate health committee unanimously passes HIT bill

The Improving Health Information Technology Act and six other bills cleared the Senate health committee with bipartisan support at a hearing on Tuesday.

Andy Slavitt echoes CMS IT message for rural health leaders

In looking back at the past year and what's in store for the year to come, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, in a speech this week to the National Rural Health Association, focused on many areas of the health industry, including the promising role of technology.

Disparities remain in health IT adoption among rural providers

Overall, rural providers have adopted Meaningful Use at about the same rate as urban providers, however, greater disparities persist between different rural practices, new research shows.

Advocacy groups unveil their wish lists for 2016

With a small window of time before the U.S. Presidential elections take all the legislative air out of the room, medical advocacy groups are focused on advancing their top priorities. The majority of this year's goals lie in the regulatory arena, according to a story in  MedPage Today.

Medical groups say push toward Meaningful Use 3 dooms MACRA

The nation's largest association of physicians is urging the federal government take steps to improve the Meaningful Use program to better meet the needs of doctors and patients, while it focuses on promoting the interoperability of electronic health records.

DirectTrust predicts the end of Meaningful Use

Next year will be one of "momentous forward movement" when it comes to interoperability in the healthcare sector--and 2016 could also usher in the end of the Meaningful Use program, DirectTrust predicts. 

ICD-10, Meaningful Use top issues of 2015, says CIO John Halamka

Many in the healthcare are looking back on the past year and what it brought to healthcare IT--including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 challenging for pediatrics

Federal mandates, such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10, have brought their own challenges to pediatrics, according to Debbie Rupe, R.N., ‎Clinical Analyst at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Docs name obstacles to meeting Stage 3 care coordination criteria

A new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  finds that obstacles could hinder physician efforts to meet electronic care coordination criteria in Stage 3 of Meaningful Use.