Tag Archives: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

HHS Finalizes Strategy Against Regulation-Caused IT Burdens

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a strategy that addresses the health information technology burden caused by excessive regulation. The report, titled "Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs," tackles regulation-caused burden on the electronic health record, HHS said Friday.

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KDHE, DXT Technologies Receives Stage 1 Medicaid Certification; Seema Verma Comments

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in collaboration with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), announced a new certification from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Stage 1 within the Kansas Modular Medicaid System (KMMS), DXC Technology announced on Thursday

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ONC Taps The Sequoia Project to Develop Components of EHR Info Sharing Framework

The Sequoia Project has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help create and implement components of a framework for sharing electronic health information.

HHS said Tuesday the nonprofit organization will serve as the recognized coordinating entity responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the common agreement component of ONC's Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. 

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Report: Senate’s FY 2019 Minibus Measure to Appropriate $60M for Health IT Interoperability Efforts

A package of fiscal 2019 appropriations bills passed by the Senate would earmark $60.3M in funds to support the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s health IT interoperability efforts, Meritalk reported Monday.

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ONC Launches Challenge to Procure EHR Issue Reporting Systems

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a challenge for software developers to design an electronic health record issue reporting tool for medical professionals. ONC said in the Easy EHR Issues Reporting Challenge posted Tuesday it needs a platform that works to enable clinicians to report EHR …

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HHS Seeks Comments on Draft Framework for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a draft framework that seeks to establish policies, technical standards and processes to facilitate health information sharing and interoperability of electronic health records systems. HHS said Friday the department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology drafted the proposed Trusted …

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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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HHS Issues $87M in Funds for IT Updates at US Health Centers

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to award approximately $87 million in funds to support health information technology updates at 1,310 health centers across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin. HHS said Thursday the funds will help health centers transition to value-based care models; use and …

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