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Kathryn Marchesini Appointed ONC Chief Privacy Officer

The Department of Health and Human Services has appointed Kathryn Marchesini, former senior health information technology and privacy adviser at HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, as chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Healthcare IT News reported Wednesday. Marchesini served as the ONC’s acting …

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ONC to Host Server Vulnerability Discovery Challenge

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has introduced a prize competition that aims to determine potential vulnerabilities from the implementation of open source Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources servers. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s standards and technology office, wrote in a blog post published Oct. 10 the agency seeks …

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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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HHS Unveils Federal Health IT Progress Report

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a progress report on the agency’s planning and implementation of health information technology programs, Fed Scoop reported Monday. Colby Hochmuth writes the HHS Office of the National Coordinator published a report in June detailing the department’s progress in promoting electronic patient …

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Health Data Exchange Development to Begin This Summer

By early July, the Office of the National Coordinator will announce the winners of 11 contracts for developing a health information exchange framework based on a model originated by federal homeland security agencies for sharing sensitive information online, Government Health IT reports. The National Information Exchange Model is a technical …

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Rural Areas a Focus for Health IT Adoption

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal wants healthcare providers in rural areas to be an early focus for health IT extension centers, and setting up “beacon communities” will help those providers with better access to broadband connections, Government Health IT reports. Speaking at a rural health IT conference …

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