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ONC Chief’s Perspectives On Patient Privacy and Security

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Privacy and security are vital components of all major projects that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has under way, says Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the new head of the office. “We consider privacy and security an important … Continue reading

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ONC Chief DeSalvo Charts New Course

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Karen DeSalvo, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology, has proposed that ONC become “more forward-thinking.” At an April 8 Health Information Policy Committee, which she chairs, she urged the panel to consider what needs to change. DeSalvo suggested … Continue reading

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ONC Chief Vision Of An Interoperable Future

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a woman in transition. As the fifth head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, just four months into the job, she will oversee the winding down of many programs started and … Continue reading

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FDA Calls For Classifying Health IT Products By Patient-Safety Risk Level

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The Food and Drug Administration proposed regulating health information technologies based on their potential risks to patient safety, rather than by the technology platform they utilize. The federal agency stayed close to recommendations made by stakeholders when developing the outlining … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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ONC Chief Moving To Make Public Health A Priority

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is not the first head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a public health background. But she’s sounding as though she may be the first to make public health an ONC … Continue reading

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ONC Chief DeSalvo Perspectives On Patient ID’s and HIE’s

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Health information exchange on a national level is attainable within the next three years, but matching patients to all the right records is a critical data security, privacy and patient safety concern that must first be addressed, says Karen DeSalvo, … Continue reading

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ONC Proposing Voluntary EHR Certification For 2015

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At the same time that a huge coalition of health organization asks for more flexibility in the current phase of the EHR incentive program, federal health IT regulators are proposing a new, voluntary certification for 2015 that they think could … Continue reading

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CMS Provides Organizations With Meaningful Use Exceptions

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The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the Meaningful EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their EHR vendor has not obtained EHR certification … Continue reading

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GAO Calls For Significant Strategy Changes To The CMS EHR Incentive Program

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The GAO recently took a swipe at the government’s Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care. Specifically, GAO … Continue reading

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