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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revised a catalog that lists federally recognized interoperability guidelines and standards for electronic health records systems in the U.S. The agency updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory publication as part of efforts to establish a national health IT infrastructure and track industry progress toward adoption of …

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Ron Thompson Joins VA as Information and Technology Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Ron Thompson, Department of Health and Human Services’ executive director of information technology infrastructure and operations, will join the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Office of Information and Technology’s principal deputy assistant secretary, FedScoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes Thompson will serve as the lead adviser to VA Chief …

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Fedscoop: Beth Killoran Named HHS Acting CIO

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Beth Killoran has been appointed acting chief information officer and interim deputy assistant secretary for information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes Killoran’s appointment follows Frank Baitman’s resignation from his post as HHS CIO in November to explore other professional opportunities. Killoran will continue to serve as …

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Report: Frank Baitman to Leave HHS CIO Role

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Frank Baitman will depart his role as chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services in November to pursue professional opportunities, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes Baitman was responsible for HHS’ pilot to transition the email service to the cloud, consolidate enterprise systems and introduce a virtual desktop, according to …

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HHS Roadmap Seeks to Achieve Nationwide Health IT Interoperability by 2024; Karen DeSalvo Comments

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The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final document that details strategies on how to facilitate sharing of electronic health records and attain nationwide interoperability among health information technology systems by 2024. The HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed the Connecting Health and …

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HHS Releases Final EHR Rules for Incentive Programs, 2015 Edition Health IT Certification; Patrick Conway Comments


The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a set of final regulations that seek to promote the adoption of electronic health records. HHS said Tuesday it collaborated with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop and release the …

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