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The ONC Health IT Certification Program Approves the HIMSS-Immunization Integration Program (IIP) Testing Method

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

<p>Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is announcing that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has successfully demonstrated that its testing method, as part of the Immunization Integration Program (HIMSS-IIP), can serve as an alternative to the current National Coordinator-approved method for testing transmissions to immunization registries.  [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/onc-health-certification-program-approves-himssimmunization-integration-program-iip-testing-method/">The ONC Health IT Certification Program Approves the HIMSS-Immunization Integration Program (IIP) Testing Method</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/EOH_T4KMJEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Get Ready for a Showdown! – The Secure API Server Showdown Challenge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

<p>In 2014, man created FHIR. In other words, that is when the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard was released as a first draft standard for trial use (“FHIR DSTU1”) for implementation in health information technology (health IT) software. FHIR is a standardized way to exchange health information that’s similar to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/get-ready-for-a-showdown/">Get Ready for a Showdown! – The Secure API Server Showdown Challenge</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/t2C-gzvB9JE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Usability is Key to Unlocking Health IT’s Full Potential

Monday, October 02, 2017

<p>This week is National Health IT Week, a nationwide celebration of the value of health information technology (health IT). To kick things off, I wanted to take some time to talk about one of my main areas of focus. Since I joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), I have [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/usability/usability-key-unlocking-health-full-potential/">Usability is Key to Unlocking Health IT’s Full Potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/GZT6RWKoWvA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Certification Program Updates to Support Efficiency & Reduce Burden

Thursday, September 21, 2017

<p>The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is always on the lookout for ways to improve the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s efficiency and reduce burden on health information technology (health IT) users and health IT developers.  Whether it is making certification criteria clarifications clearer and more rapidly accessible through the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/healthit-certification/certification-program-updates-support-efficiency-reduce-burden/">Certification Program Updates to Support Efficiency &#038; Reduce Burden</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/kYnK87oeYPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Only you can improve the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

<p>Yes, it’s that time again. The federal fiscal year is coming to a close, the kids are going back to school, and you’ve got that déjà vu feeling like you should be preparing to comment on the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). Trust your instincts, because the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/improve-2018-interoperability-standards-advisory-reference-edition/">Only you can improve the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/I6nynyWYeFc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Health Information Technology is Helping Treat and Manage HIV for Patients and Providers

Monday, September 18, 2017

<p>Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day – providing a perfect opportunity to talk about how health information technology (health IT) and electronic health information help doctors better manage the care of patients living with HIV and AIDS and improve the care that they receive. Now, thanks to the work that’s been done to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/electronic-health-and-medical-records/interoperability-electronic-health-and-medical-records/health-information-technology-helping-treat-manage-hiv-patients-providers/">Health Information Technology is Helping Treat and Manage HIV for Patients and Providers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/6APOvLOAdgE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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New Data on Skilled Nursing Facilities Use of Electronic Health Records Establish the Path for Progress

Thursday, September 07, 2017

<p>Data released today by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) report for the first time, nationally representative measures on electronic health record (EHR) adoption and health information exchange among skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Most SNFs (64 percent) used EHRs to manage patient health information in 2016. About 22 percent of [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/reports/data-skilled-nursing-facilities-electronic-health-records-establish-path-progress/">New Data on Skilled Nursing Facilities Use of Electronic Health Records Establish the Path for Progress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/HETnEAfQtUw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Thank You for Joining Us! Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Kick Off Meeting

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

<p>On July 24, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) kicked off a new, inclusive and ongoing effort in support of the trusted exchange framework and common agreement provisions in section 4003 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures). On behalf of ONC, thank you to all those who participated in [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/electronic-health-and-medical-records/interoperability-electronic-health-and-medical-records/joining-trusted-exchange-framework-common-agreement-kick-meeting/">Thank You for Joining Us! Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Kick Off Meeting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/M8Syk1Yd8fA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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A 5-year Goal to Transition the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s Testing Portfolio

Thursday, August 03, 2017

<p>Throughout its seven-year history, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Health IT Certification Program (Program) has evolved in many ways, including improvements that enhanced the Program’s integrity, transparency, and efficiency. Central to the Program’s administration is the use of electronic, automated testing tools for health information technology (health IT). These [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/healthit-certification/5-year-goal-transition-onc-health-certification-programs-testing-portfolio/">A 5-year Goal to Transition the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s Testing Portfolio</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/FwEyKPqkx9U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Understanding the Patient Experience to Improve Patient Access to Medical Records

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

<p>Melissa Crawford is a mother from Concord, NH.  Her two year old daughter, Ava, has a congenital heart defect and was recently diagnosed with epilepsy.  Melissa loves Ava’s physician’s patient portal since it allows her to easily book appointments and refill Ava’s medications online.  But when Ava’s pediatrician needed medical records from Ava’s five specialists, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/consumer/understanding-patient-experience-improve-patient-access-medical-records/">Understanding the Patient Experience to Improve Patient Access to Medical Records</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/RSyIa4pdFdY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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