It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is creating a tool that will allow it to cull patient data from millions of electronic health records in an effort to improve cancer care, according to an announcement on the platform.
In considering the twists and turns facing the health IT industry in 2015, it's interesting to read through others' forecasts for the coming year.
While core system updates are a vital part of Sue Schade's job, the potential to innovate is one of the biggest drivers for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers CIO on a day-to-day basis.
The ability for patient data to follow an individual as they go from hospital to home and beyond is becoming an essential part of healthcare. Donna Cryer, a liver transplant survivor and health IT advocate, knows that full well.
Engaging major healthcare players is key to state efforts to set up health information exchanges, according to a study of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's state HIE program.
When it comes to health IT news, 2014 was a whopper. From government turmoil to data breach mayhem, several stories stood out. To that end, FierceHealthIT examined five of this year's biggest headlines. Read more...
The Omnibus Appropriations bill that passed Congress over the weekend will fund the Office of the National Coordinator for Health at the same level as last fiscal year with a budget of just under $60.4 million. After the bill passed the House last week, the Senate approved it Saturday night.
With diabetes prevalent at a rate more than twice the national average, Citrus Valley Health Partners in Orange County, California, set out to create a health information exchange as a means to better manage and coordinate care for its population. To that end, Chief Strategy Officer Martin Kleinbart spoke exclusively to FierceHealthIT about Citrus Valley's efforts.
In looking toward the third stage in Meaningful Use, the inclusion of patient-generated data is something ONC is thinking about, according to Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.