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Vital Signs
Consumer access to online health data spotty, usage low
By Darius Tahir | September 15, 2014
Only about 1 of every 4 consumers has online access to their medical records with less than half of that group using such access, according to a report released Monday by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
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ONC scraps proposed 2015 Edition EHR testing criteria
By Joseph Conn | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has thrown out its proposal to create nonbinding testing and certification criteria to prepare electronic health-record vendors for coming EHR requirements.
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ONC names Lana Moriarty to lead consumer e-health office
By Joseph Conn | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Lana Moriarty has been named acting director for consumer e-health at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, where she will advise national coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo on issues of patient engagement, information access and healthcare system...
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ONC scraps proposed 2015 Edition EHR testing criteria
By Joseph Conn | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has abandoned its proposal to create nonbinding testing and certification criteria intended to prepare EHR vendors for coming requirements for electronic health-record systems.
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FDA urged to track safety of medical devices in registries
By Jaimy Lee | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. healthcare system trails other developed countries in tracking the performance of medical devices through registries. Now, a group of organizations including the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is urging the Food and Drug Administration to catch up.
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Vital Signs
Wearing a device, not endorsing it (repeat not)
By Harris Meyer | August 13, 2014
Can an item a public official is wearing be declared off the record for purposes of a news interview? I think not.
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Follow feds' call to action on interoperability
By Nicholas J. Valeriani | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Just over 10 years ago, Apple made a difficult decision that would have an extraordinary impact on its future. At a time when the company had only 3% of the computer marketshare, two executives defied Steve Jobs to make iTunes compatible with the Windows operating system. Making iTunes...
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Hospitals lead docs, patients in health information exchange
By Joseph Conn | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
When it comes to the electronic exchange of health information, hospitals are far ahead of office-based physicians, who are well ahead of their patients, according to multiple surveys presented by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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OIG faults ONC's electronic health record security provisions
By Darius Tahir | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is not doing enough to ensure data security in electronic health records, argues a new report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.
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DeSalvo says providers, hospitals on track for EHR Stage 2
By Darius Tahir | August 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Karen DeSalvo, looking beyond current data, said she's confident hospitals and providers are on track to meet current deadlines to attest to being ready for the second stage of the electronic health-record incentive program.
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