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NATE Blue Button trust bundle to improve sharing between providers, patients

A trust bundle created by the National Association for Trusted Exchange will help create a more interoperable patient-mediated exchanged, according to an announcement.

Former ONC heads: Payment reform beneficial, but business model still broken

National Coordinators for Health IT past and present gathered at ONC's annual meeting Tuesday in the District of Columbia to talk about where the agency has been and where it is going, with the role of payment reform in interoperabilty garnering the most passionate discussion.

ONC announces grants to leverage Beacon, workforce training programs

The Office of the National Coordinator is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to interoperability--announcing more than $36 million in grants to bolster its efforts.

What Obama's 2016 budget will mean for healthcare providers

President Barack Obama's 2016 budget, which was formally released Monday, details a number of proposals with implications for healthcare providers--chief among them recently announced initiatives to pursue precision medicine and combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but also proposed cuts to Medicare payments.  

Obama's FY16 budget includes support for interoperability, Medicare data sharing

President Barack Obama's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016, released Monday, looks to boost sharing and access to electronic health information.

Lawmakers blast CMS, HHS for privacy issues

In light of a report that might violate consumers' privacy rights by giving their personal data to third-party sites, lawmakers wrote a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell requesting information about the safety and security of the site.

Virtual Clipboard to improve patient data collection

Using smart technology and mobile devices, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange President and CEO Devin Jopp wants to improve health information sharing through a virtual clipboard.

Robots to help reduce workplace injuries at UCSF Medical Center

Patients and doctors aren't the only ones who will be roaming the halls at the newly opened UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco--a fleet of 25 robots will carry blood samples, food, medication and more around the facility.

ONC unveils Interoperability Roadmap for public comment

The Office of the National Coordinator has released for public comment its shared nationwide roadmap for interoperability.

Obama to request $215M for precision medicine plan

The Obama administration is set to reveal Friday that it will earmark $215 million in the 2016 budget to power the Precision Medicine Initiative that the president first introduced in his recent State of the Union address.