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Hype to Reality: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) – the ability of computers to learn human-like functions or tasks – has shown great promise. What was previously considered the sole domain of human cognition is already being leveraged successfully across many industries. Now, the technology sector is witnessing what appears to be important new advances in AI that are bringing [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/hype-reality-artificial-intelligence-ai-transform-health-healthcare/">Hype to Reality: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare</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/klwhXjhM1KM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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2017 ONC Annual Meeting Highlights: Why Burden Reduction and Interoperability Matter

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

<p>&#160; If you’ve heard me speak in the past few months, you’ll know that the focus of my remarks is primarily on ONC’s mission to achieve nationwide interoperability and reduce clinician burden relative to health IT.  I emphasize these areas because they are absolutely critical to the health of Americans using our healthcare system. A [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/uncategorized/2017-onc-annual-meeting-highlights-burden-reduction-interoperability-matter/">2017 ONC Annual Meeting Highlights: Why Burden Reduction and Interoperability Matter</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/tcA6tgVJG4o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Health Information Interoperability

Friday, January 05, 2018

<p>The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law in December 2016, calls on the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to work with federal partners, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the healthcare and health information technology (health IT) industries to provide interoperability for all. Currently, there are many [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/trusted-exchange-framework-common-agreement-common-sense-approach-achieving-health-information-interoperability/">Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Health Information Interoperability</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/J9jzzeK6ogw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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These Genes are on FHIR! Advances in Standardizing Genomics through HL7® FHIR®

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

<p>Earlier this year, the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in partnership with National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the Sync for Genes pilots – an effort to strengthen genomic data sharing that is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.  As a result of this effort, a set of genomics specifications have [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/precision-medicine/genes-fhir-advances-standardizing-genomics-hl7-fhir/">These Genes are on FHIR! Advances in Standardizing Genomics through HL7® FHIR®</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/~4/9wRuJe6Ws9o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Reflections from a Health IT Perspective on Disaster Response

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

<p>Health information technology (health IT) has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina came roaring ashore in 2005.  At that time, few hospitals in the region had adopted electronic health records (EHRs).  To address some coordination issues, a national foundation comprised of several private businesses, national physician organizations, and other health professionals stood up a [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/uncategorized/reflections-health-perspective-disaster-response/">Reflections from a Health IT Perspective on Disaster Response</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/k1wy4M6ugp8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Caregiving in an Electronic Age

Thursday, November 02, 2017

<p>As the youngest child in a relatively large extended family, I never thought I would be called upon to help my mom be a caregiver for my grandparents, who throughout my life were incredibly healthy.  Unfortunately, dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, do not discriminate in choosing their victims, and my once healthy grandparents now require a [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/uncategorized/caregiving-electronic-age/">Caregiving in an Electronic Age</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/LNaF8BNViBg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Readout of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2017

<p>National Health IT Week offers an annual opportunity to promote awareness of the value of health IT and to highlight progress made across the healthcare ecosystem. National Health IT Week took place this year from October 2nd to October 6th. As part of this year’s National Health IT Week, the Office of the National Coordinator for [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/uncategorized/read-out-nhit-week-longterm-postacute-care-summit/">Readout of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit</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/HsWEPDADNec" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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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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