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CBO: Senate’s Federal Health IT Bill Would Cost $122M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it would cost $122 million over the 2017 to 2021 period to implement a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to expand federal health information technology programs. CBO said Friday the Senate’s Improving Health Information Technology Act would not affect direct spending or on-budget deficits through four consecutive 10-year periods beginning …

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ONC Introduces Rule to Address Health IT Transparency, Accountability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has introduced a new rule that seeks to address the reliability, transparency, accountability and safety of health information technology. The agency said Friday the “ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability” final rule aims to help the ONC Health IT Certification Program support technology development in …

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CMS, ONC Unveil Electronic Health Record Support Tool and Contracting Guide for Clinicians

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have released an electronic health record support tool and EHR contracting guide to help clinicians assess their respective organizations’ requirements. National Health IT Coordinator Vindell Washington and acting CMS Director and Andy Slavitt wrote in a post published …

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ONC Opens Comment Period on Draft 2017 Health IT Interoperability Standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks public comments on a draft set of standards and implementation specifications meant to help the healthcare sector address interoperability issues between clinical IT systems. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology and Chris Muir, director of the HIT Infrastructure …

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HHS’ ONC to Require Health IT Cost & Limitation Disclosures From Developers

The Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released updated transparency requirements that obligate health IT providers to file full disclosures on product costs and limitations. ONC Policy Office Director Elise Sweeney Anthony and Steven Posnack, standards and technology lead, co-wrote in a blog …

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Steven Posnack: ONC Launches Interoperability Proving Ground

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a community platform for health information technology professionals to share and learn from interoperability programs in the U.S. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the Interoperability Proving Ground …

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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

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

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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