Tag Archives: ONC

Farzad Mostashari: Immunization Records Could Come to Blue Button

Immunization records could be coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Blue Button system within the coming weeks, the nation’s lead coordinator for health information technology said last week. According to AOL Government, VA CTO Peter Levin and Dr. Farzad Mostashari, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for …

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HHS, VA Demo EHR Info Sharing Standards; Joy Pritts Comments

The department of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs tested standards for sharing of sensitive health information between healthcare providers, in line with laws governing the use of electronic health records. HHS said this demonstration was a segment of the Data Segmentation for Privacy Initiative, assembled as a response …

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HHS Outlines Upcoming EHR Initiatives

The Department of Health and Human Services released more details Thursday about the department’s initiatives to have doctors and hospitals use electronic health records. HHS said the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, or HITECH Act, gives doctors and healthcare professionals Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments if they …

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Health CIO Group Asking CMS, ONC For More EHR Transition Time

The federal government should give healthcare organizations more time before starting the next phase of implementing electronic health records, according to letters from a group of health industry chief information officers. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of …

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HHS Announces New Health IT Coordinator

The Health and Human Services Department has announced a new director of its health IT initiatives to replace agency stalwart Dr. David Blumenthal, who is returning to academia. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Farzad Mostashari, who had served as Blumenthal’s second-in-command since July 2009, would take over as director of …

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Blumenthal Issues Update on 5-year Health IT Plan

Outgoing Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal provided probably the final update on the cause for which he has championed for the past two years: the adoption of electronic health records. An updated version of the Health and Human Services Department’s health …

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