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DeSalvo Touts Interoperability, Blue Button At Consumer Health IT Summit

Katie Dvorak | FierceHealthIT | September 15, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT jumped into National Health IT Week in the District of Columbia by placing the focus on the consumers' role in their own healthcare...

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DeSalvo Unveils ONC Plans For Health IT Beyond HITECH Act

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 2, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is preparing itself for the next era of health IT adoption, one that will not rely primarily on financial incentives for healthcare providers...

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Desereé Johnston

Desereé Johnston was the Director of Communications for the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology.  Read More »

Despite $70 Million Investment, Health IT Systems a Long Way from Prime Time in Vermont

Andrew Nemethy | VTDigger | July 18, 2012

The state’s efforts to digitize the world of health information, a costly multi-year endeavor that is approaching a $70 million pricetag, got a lousy diagnosis Tuesday. Read More »

Digital Health Sees Record Cash Flow

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | July 9, 2014

Record amounts of cash continue to pour into the digital health arena, with the mid year numbers seeing record highs for year-over-year growth, according to a new Rock Health report. The explosive growth in digital health funding, however, has some analysts uneasy over a potential bubble in the market...

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Direct Lab Transaction Guide Offered

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | GovInfoSecurity.com | July 16, 2012

Federal officials have issued guidance on how to exchange lab test results using the Direct Project secure messaging protocol. Read More »

DOD Health Record Procurement To 'Lead The Way' On Interoperability

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | September 4, 2014

...A new cross-cutting organization, the Defense Health Agency, was launched as a military shared service. Since being announced in September 2013, DHA has opened nine of its 10 shared service areas, including health IT...

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DoD Opens Bidding For Massive EHR And IT Modernization

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | August 27, 2014

...The broad DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization undertaking, aka DHMSM — dubbed “Dim-Sum” by industry insiders — puts as much as $11 billion at stake, so the biggest vendors and consultants have been banding together for several months now to answer DoD’s request for proposal...

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DoD Sources iEHR Information from the Broader Health IT Market

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | August 1, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are investigating what capabilities should be included in the forthcoming integrated electronic health record, or iEHR, by asking about the qualifications of EHRs currently on the market. The iEHR Joint Program Office posted July 18 a request for information on FedBizOpps. Read More »

DoD Takes Next Step In Modernizing Electronic Health Records

Jim Garamone | The Dolphin | August 28, 2014

The Defense Department has issued a request for proposals to modernize its electronic health records and allow DoD to share health data with the private sector and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  It is a multi-billion dollar request to replace many of the current DoD legacy health care systems...

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DOD, VA Ask Vendors to Describe Existing Apps for iEHR

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | July 27, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments want vendors to tell them about services and products they can offer to meet the current and future technical needs for the integrated electronic health record (iEHR) as it prepares to roll out its initial version. Read More »

Don’t Let the Dinosaur EHRs Drive Health IT into Extinction!

Next week is HIMSS16! I’m very excited to go to Las Vegas this year and see so many friends and colleagues and am ready to engage in conversations that will help drive the future of our industry. We have a lot of new technology to show at our booth - changes many of you have been asking to see in Health IT. This kind of change is now necessary because Health IT is running in circles. For too long, Health IT vendors have replaced old technology with different outdated technology. As an industry we can’t tolerate this anymore. Read More »

Dr. Noam Arzt named Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association

Press Release | HLN Consulting | November 1, 2018

Dr. Noam H. Arzt, president ofHLN Consulting, LLC, has been named a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Dr. Arzt joins 129 of his colleagues in the inaugural class of fellows. The fellowship was created to recognize AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting, who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership, and who have contributed to the betterment of the organization. A member of AMIA since 1998, Dr. Arzt has been a leader in public health informatics for many years. He has been active in various AMIA task forces and workgroups, and has been a speaker at AMIA conferences, events, and webinars.

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Dr. Peter S. Tippett

Peter S. Tippett, MD, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of careMESH, former Verizon Chief Medical Officer, and a recognized leader in health IT transformation, information security and regulatory compliance. Among other start-ups, Tippett created Certus, the world’s first antivirus software, which sold to Symantec and became Norton Antivirus; founded TruSecure and CyberTrust and was Chairman of MD-IT.

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ECRI Institute Committed to Building National Health IT Safety Collaborative

Press Release | ECRI Institute, Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS), Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Pew Charitable Trusts | March 16, 2018

Building on the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative, ECRI Institute is now responding to the call for a national program focused on improving health IT safety. ECRI Institute, together with the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), and the Pew Charitable Trusts, sent a letter to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) informing them of their shared vision for a national health IT safety collaborative. The letter includes the key characteristics needed for its success.

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