Nov 9th, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability 2017 Final Rule. The ONC Health IT Certification Program is a voluntary program to provide for the certification of health IT standards, and “to provide assurance ...
Dec 30th, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is establishing a new system that will enable them and other interested parties to assess, improve, and publicize the effectiveness of ONC health information technology (IT) grants made to states and state-designated entities, according to a notice published Dec. 22, 2011 in the Federal Register. Through the “ONC ...
Rural health care providers looking for financial assistance to help with the expense of purchasing health information technology (IT) may have another resource to tap. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Rural Health IT Task Force and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) linking rural hospitals ...
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Apr 1st, 2011
by Katherine Hobson The Wall Street Journal With the U.S. and the U.K. heading full steam towards electronic medical records and other health IT applications, how much evidence is there that they improve care? Not a whole lot, according to a review of existing research on the topic published this week by PLoS Medicine. While ...
May 14th, 2010
The Health IT (HIT) Policy Committee has approved recommendations on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule-making regarding the establishment of a permanent certification program for purposes of testing and certifying health information technology made by the Adoption-Certification Workgroup and the Privacy & Security Policy Workgroup. The HIT Policy Committee approv...