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Noted: Experimenting With Open Access Notes In Medicine

Vanitha Virudachalam | Chicago Policy Review | October 22, 2012

As health information technology continues to evolve, new and creative uses for electronic health records (EHRs) are beginning to develop. One such “potentially disruptive innovation” is the use of EHRs and patient portals to give patients access to the notes doctors prepare on patients after an office visit. Read More »

Office Of The National Coordinator For Health IT Tackles Pressing EHR Issues

Sheri Porter | AAFP | June 12, 2013

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is designed to stimulate the adoption of health information technology in the United States. [...] Read More »

On Spooks And Healthcare: Should We Be Nervous?

Jeff Rowe | HIMSS Future Care | December 18, 2014

An anonymous group of scientists is advising government agencies on futuristic national policies.  Sounds like the stuff of a blockbuster action film or, better yet, timeless political satire...

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ONC Chief Urges Vendors To Go For Blue Button ASAP

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | September 12, 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has challenged vendors to make it easy for consumers by early 2013 to view, download and transmit to another party their health information in the form of a Blue Button feature. Read More »

ONC Continues Push For Blue Button During National HIT Week

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | September 16, 2013

Patient engagement is an important new requirement for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, and it’s a potential stumbling block for eligible hospitals and professionals failing to exceed the five-percent threshold required on this during this next phase of the EHR Incentive Programs.

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ONC Continues Push For Blue Button During National HIT Week

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | September 16, 2013

Patient engagement is an important new requirement for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, and it’s a potential stumbling block for eligible hospitals and professionals failing to exceed the five-percent threshold required on this during this next phase of the EHR Incentive Programs. Read More »

ONC Delays Launch Of Blue Button Connector Until Late February

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | January 15, 2014

The US Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is slowing its rollout launch of a website meant to encourage patients to take a more active role in their own care. Read More »

ONC Launches Health IT Playbook

Joyce Frieden | MedPage Today | September 26, 2016

As healthcare providers work to implement electronic health records (EHR), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has developed a resource aimed at helping them. The Health IT Playbook, which the ONC is launching today, is aimed at helping solo providers, and those in small and medium-sized practices, get the most out of their health information technology, Thomas Mason, MD, ONC's chief medical officer, told MedPage Today in an exclusive interview...

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ONC Looks To Make Blue Button Public, Boost Patient Engagement

Ed Burns | TechTarget | September 12, 2012

Blue Button may have started as a patient engagement tool that allows veterans to access their health information electronically, but government IT officials are looking to bring this type of functionality to civilian patients, too. Read More »

ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

Jennifer Bresnick | HealthIT Analytics | September 27, 2016

The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated. From big data and population health management to electronic health records and value-based care, these short and sweet terms have come to define the new direction of one of the nation’s largest sectors...

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ONC Reveals Winning Apps For Blue Button Plus Challenge

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | September 16, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded the first-, second-, and third-place finishers of the Blue Button Plus (+) Challenge, according HealthITBuzz.

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ONC Reveals Winning Apps For Blue Button Plus Challenge

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | September 16, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded the first-, second-, and third-place finishers of the Blue Button Plus (+) Challenge, according HealthITBuzz. Read More »

ONC Selects Designs To Make EHRs More Consumer-Friendly

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 16, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has selected the winning designs of printed health records to help patients better understand and use their electronic health records (EHRs). Read More »

ONC Shows Path To Stage 2 Meaningful Use Via Blue Button

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 14, 2013

Things may be changing at the top spot in the Office of the National Coordinator, but one thing staying the same is the department’s commitment to patient engagement through its support of the Blue Button, the tool which gives patients the ability to download their electronic medical record with the press of a button. Read More »

ONC Taps Redesign Winners As Blue Button Continues Evolution

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 23, 2013

Continuing its pursuit of a widely-adopted, interoperable, and user-friendly patient portal, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has announced the winners of its competition to provide a comprehensive redesign of the Blue Button interface.  [...] After opening the contest to graphic designers in late October of 2012, the ONC received more than 230 entries and chose winners in four important categories.

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