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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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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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