Tag Archives: Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Karen DeSalvo Pushes for Interoperability with Other Arenas to Build Health IT Systems

Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for Health Information Technology, believes there are assets and methods outside of the medicine space that healthcare professionals could use to develop health IT systems, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT within the Health and Human Services Department plans to …

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Report: Health IT Products Not Subject to FDA Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration‘s new framework on medical device regulations deems health information technology products as different from medical devices and not subject to regulatory compliance, Federal Times reported Thursday. Adam Stone writes the move was intended to help clear up the agency’s stance on medical technology and encourage further innovation from health IT developers. “The FDA …

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FDA Sends Draft of Health IT Regulations to Congress

The Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act working group has released a draft document that proposes recommendations about how mobile healthcare technology should be regulated, Government Health IT reported Thursday. The FDA, HHS‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Communications Commision jointly developed the …

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HHS Remains Vigilant on Health IT Security

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has rolled out an 18-month, multimillion dollar effort to strengthen security and cybersecurity efforts within health IT following the passing of the HITECH Act. According to statement released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services, ONC has requested the …

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HHS Launches Web Initiatives to Promote Transparency

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services last week launched a website that tracks how much it spends on Medicare patients in hospitals for the most treated illnesses and conditions, according to Government Health IT. HHS announced April 7 several online programs it plans as part of the administration’s Open …

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Healthcare Industry Gets More Secure Software for Info Sharing

Now healthcare providers and organizations can exchange patient information more securely on the National Health Information Network. Harris Corporation recently released the newest version of CONNECT software to do just that; it’s called CONNECT 2.4. CONNECT 2.4 differs from previous software in that it is more secure, it is updated …

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Planned Survey to Uncover Attitudes toward Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is planning on conducting a nationwide survey of public opinion about electronic health information exchange and the privacy and security of personal data that is shared. Little is known about people’s attitudes toward electronic health information exchange and the extent to …

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