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ONC Supports CMS proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

Thursday, July 12, 2018

<p>The Centers for Medicare &#38; Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of the CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, is proposing a historic shift in the documentation requirements associated with clinician office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits for Medicare. This proposal would help to significantly reduce administrative burdens imposed on the nation’s clinicians, allowing them to spend more time with their patients.<br /> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) was tasked by Congress in the 21st Century Cures Act to work with CMS to reduce clinician burden associated with health information technology.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/onc-supports-cms-proposed-cy-2019-physician-fee-schedule/">ONC Supports CMS proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule</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/c4Jht62lpZo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

<p>The <a href="https://chpl.healthit.gov/#/search">ONC Certified Health IT Product List</a> is the authoritative, comprehensive listing of health information technology (health IT) products that have been tested and certified under the ONC Health IT <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/certification-ehrs/certification-health-it">Certification Program</a>. Health IT products are listed on the CHPL after eligible components have been successfully tested by an ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratory and certified by an ONC-Authorized Certification Body.<br /> The CHPL contains detailed data on certified health IT, such as the certification criteria to which the health IT has been certified,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/healthit-certification/certified-health-it-product-list-chpl-data-challenge/">Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data 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/Ep3e7rcCEz8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Achieving the Interoperability Promise of 21st Century Cures

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

<p>Over the past decade, hospitals and physician offices have made tremendous gains in shifting their record-keeping from paper to computerized systems. This transition to electronic health records (EHRs) has engendered frustration among clinicians who expected computers to make their care more efficient, and among their patients who expected timely access to their information and seamlessly coordinated care.<br /> To address these challenges, a bipartisan majority of Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures Act).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/achieving-the-interoperability-promise-of-21st-century-cures/">Achieving the Interoperability Promise of 21st Century Cures</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/G8gEJlcF_RY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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A New Challenge Competition – Can you Help Make EHR Safety Reporting Easy

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

<p>Reporting on the safe use of health information technology (health IT) – especially the use of electronic health records (EHRs) – continues to be a challenge to many healthcare providers. While health IT adoption has increased significantly (<a href="https://dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/quickstats.php">as of 2015, 96 percent of hospitals and 78 percent of office-based physicians had certified EHRs</a>), usability and the ease-of-reporting concerns remain.</p> <p>The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has long championed the safe use of health IT,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/electronic-health-and-medical-records/a-new-challenge-competition-can-you-help-make-ehr-safety-reporting-easy/">A New Challenge Competition – Can you Help Make EHR Safety Reporting Easy</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/HfbhvTfPmo0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Nurses: The Unsung Heroes Changing Healthcare

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

<p>Nurses are the lifeblood of our healthcare system. Every day throughout the country, dedicated and compassionate nurses are having a positive impact on the health and lives of patients. But that’s not news to anyone!<br /> What might be news to most Americans, however, is the critical role that nurses play in revolutionizing our health care system through the adoption and widespread use of technology – particularly electronic health records (EHRs). During this National Nurses Week, I want to highlight the important role nurses provide as they shepherd in the next generation of technology that promotes better,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/from-the-onc-desk/nurses-unsung-heroes-changing-healthcare/">Nurses: The Unsung Heroes Changing 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/yB1FBCHygjo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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APIs: A Path to Putting Patients at the Center

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

<p>I remember when visiting a city required paper maps and often actual guidebooks. Today, I tap on a map app on my phone, enter my destination, and review options for getting from point A to point B. In recent years, these applications have expanded to integrate ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and public transit information. Map apps provide two key real-time data points to help me compare the different options: the time it will take to get to my destination and the cost.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/apis-path-putting-patients-center/">APIs: A Path to Putting Patients at the Center</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/UETn6Oe8Hfc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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An Updated Resource about Health IT – Launching the Redesigned HealthIT.gov

Monday, April 2, 2018

<p>If you’re reading this blog post, then chances are that you have noticed something new about <a href="http://www.healthit.gov">HealthIT.gov</a>. I’m pleased to introduce our new and improved website – a resource that provides visitors with an authoritative resource on all things related to health IT. When ONC originally launched HealthIT.gov in 2011, it was the primary source of information about health information technology (health IT) from the federal government. Users reported that the website met their needs for many years,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/updated-resource-health-launching-redesigned-healthitgov/">An Updated Resource about Health IT – Launching the Redesigned HealthIT.gov</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/~4/8PptX5UwsfQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Visualized: Mashing up 2015 Edition Certification and Progress Attestation Requirements

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

<p>Have you ever wondered what a health information technology (health IT) developer’s share of meaningful use eligible hospitals looked like compared to its peers? How about the same for eligible clinicians under the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Well, look no further. Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published <a href="https://dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/2015-edition-market-readiness-hospitals-clinicians.php">two data visualizations</a> that display health IT developers’ progress in certifying to the <a href="https://beta.healthit.gov/topic/certification/2015-edition">2015 Edition certification criteria</a> combined with comparable statistics on the approximate share of eligible hospitals and clinicians who use the developers’ technology.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/reports/visualized-mashing-2015-edition-certification-progress-attestation-requirements/">Visualized: Mashing up 2015 Edition Certification and Progress Attestation Requirements</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/jvesFxZPpQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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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 a new wave of interest for how it might shape the future of health and healthcare.<br /> The rapid digitization of health data through the use of heath information technology (health IT) in the United States has created major opportunities in the use of AI.</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>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.<br /> <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/image1.jpeg"></a><br /> <em>A full house for the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting at the Washington Hilton Ballroom<br /> </em><em>Photo: Peter Ashkenaz</em><br /> A few weeks ago,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/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/~4/0QAu3Id7mOc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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