Category Archives: onc

ONC Town Halls to Cover HIE Governance Issues

Officials of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will hold Web-based Town Hall meetings on January 17 and February 24 to hear from stakeholders on how best to govern health information exchange initiatives. ONC in May … Continue reading

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Hospital leaders: I’m most thankful for … FierceHealthcare’s Advisory Board Share their Thanksgiving Notes

As Frank Byrne, president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently noted, healthcare doesn’t do very good job of  recognition, even though there is much to celebrate. With the industry seeing new innovations, technology and healthcare delivery  models, we … Continue reading

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ONC to Launch Health IT Database for Workgroup Membership.

November 05, 2012 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor. WASHINGTON – The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has established a new online database aiming to recruit “highly qualified workgroup members” for Federal Advisory Committees, according to … Continue reading

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EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

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107 charged in health care fraud bust

By Terry Frieden, CNN DOJ: 107 charged in Medicare fraud bus Washington (CNN) — More than 100 people have been charged and an estimated $450 million in false billings uncovered by federal agents in a nationwide operation that authorities say … Continue reading

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Doctors Need Spectrum, STAT!

LISTA, HTTP and our members often discuss the transformative potential of technology. We promote technology, innovation and broadband connectivity because it empowers communities, reveals new possibilities, and changes lives. But technology can also improve health, quality of care – and … Continue reading

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Will mHealth Revolutionize Healthcare?

As it appeared in the Huffington Post. You almost certainly have a cell phone (83 percent of Hispanics do, according to a recent study), and it’s probably a smartphone with capabilities far beyond talking and texting. Perhaps you use it … Continue reading

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Latino Groups Aim to Cut Disparities with Health IT by Diana Manos Healthcare IT News

WASHINGTON – Latino groups met last week in Washington, rallying together to seek ways of improving access to health IT and reducing healthcare disparities in their communities. In Picture: L-R Jason LLorenz HTTP, Dr. Elena Rios President of NHMA, Jose … Continue reading

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Public Health Struggling to Keep Up with Meaningful Use

Public health agencies aren’t making it easy for providers to attest to the public health objectives folded into the meaningful use program. But federal agencies have set up new policies as well as new formatting and testing tools to ease … Continue reading

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Feds Finalize Next Stage of ‘Meaningful Use’ Guidelines

Doctors now have an extra nine months to prove to the federal government that they’ve accomplished the early stages of “meaningful use” of health information technology (IT), National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari announced Thursday. The 34,000 health IT … Continue reading

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