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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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Reports: Karen DeSalvo Resigns as ONC Chief, Vindell Washington Named Successor

Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has resigned from the post to focus on her duties as the Department of Health and Human Services‘ acting assistant secretary for health, Politico reported Friday. Darius Tahir writes Vindell Washington, ONC principal deputy national coordinator, will succeed DeSalvo as agency …

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HHS Adds 9 Members to Health IT Advisory Committees

The Department of Health and Human Services has elected new members to the department’s Health Information Technology Standards Committee and Health Information Technology Policy Committee. HITSC recommends standards, implement specifications and confirm criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health data while HITPC suggest policies for the adoption of a …

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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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