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Confusions In The OSTP OA Policy Memo — Three Monsters And A Gorilla

David Wojick | The Scholarly Kitchen | February 25, 2013

The US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), part of the Executive Office of the President, has issued a sweeping policy memo entitled, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” It directs all federal research agencies to develop and implement open access (OA) plans over the next 2-3 years. Read More »

Continua Developer Tools Now Available

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance | June 4, 2013

Continua Health Alliance today announced it has published four primary components on Open Health Tools, the Open Source clearinghouse for health IT projects. Continua has also created a Developer Resources area on its website to promote public access... Read More »

Continua Lauds FDA's Medical Device Interoperability Standards

Chuck Parker | mHealth News | August 15, 2013

Reviewing media coverage of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that it will recognize standards for medical device interoperability could give a misleading impression that the measure is of little importance. [...] Read More »

Demystifying The Black Box Of Data Analytics

John Criswell | Government Health IT | July 19, 2013

[...] How healthcare organizations are bridging the gap between these large, disparate data sources and using them to impact the organization’s financial performance, improve member health, and alter member engagement will determine which organizations thrive in the future. Read More »

DeSalvo Shares 5-Point Plan For Interoperability

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | February 6, 2014

Karen DeSalvo, MD, newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, gave some insight Thursday on how the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology plans to proceed under her leadership. Read More »

Discussion Flows At YourTurn Sessions

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | February 25, 2014

New this year at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, YourTurn has a democratic spirit. It's a collaborative series of free-flowing 45-minute forums where hosts and attendees are on equal footing: How the conversation unspools is left entirely to how the audience directs it. Read More »

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 »

EC Calls For Use Of ICT Standards To Battle IT Vendor-Lock

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission | June 25, 2013

All of Europe's public administrations should use ICT standards "to help alleviate the lock-in of their ICT systems, encourage competition and underpin the development of the European digital single market", the European Commission said today. [...] Read More »

EHI Interview: Tony Shannon

Staff Writer | eHealth Insider | October 19, 2011

Open source software may not be cheaper or easier, but it’s a whole lot more collaborative says one of the participants in the skunkworks at EHI Live 2011. Read More »

EHI Live Interview: Dr Mark Davies

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | August 16, 2012

The executive medical director of the Health and Social Care Information Centre sat down with reporter Rebecca Todd to discuss the power of information in the new NHS landscape. Read More »

EHR Certification: An Ongoing Process For ONC’s Office Of Certification

Carol Bean and Asara Clark | Health IT Buzz | April 25, 2013

Providers should be confident that when they buy and use a certified EHR, their product satisfies our requirements. That’s why we review any complaints we receive about these products and make sure they are addressed, even to the point of revoking certification when necessary. In fact, we recently revoked the certification of two such products. Read More »

EHR Vendor Contracts Becoming Less Provider-Friendly

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | January 11, 2012

Warning: Be careful before you sign that contract for an electronic health record system. Vendor contracts are becoming more one-sided and difficult, according to EHR consultant Ron Sterling in a blog post on HITECH Answers this week. Read More »

EHRs Need To Talk To Each Other, But Make Sure They Work First

Deep Ramachandran | KevinMD.com | June 17, 2013

I’ve written several times before about my love/hate status with my EMR. While I enjoy using mine, I long for it’s usefulness to get to the next level. While the EMR is useful at tracking data, it’s greatest handicap right now, is that it can’t talk to other systems. [...] Read More »

Epic Challenge: What The Emergence Of An EMR Giant Means For The Future Of Healthcare Innovation

David Shaywitz | Forbes | June 9, 2012

Medicine has been notoriously slow to embrace the electronic medical record (EMR), but, spurred by tax incentives and the prospect of cost and outcomes accountability, the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) is finally catching on. Read More »

Establishing Trust And Interoperability In The Post-NwHIN Governance Era

Deven McGraw | iHealthBeat | September 27, 2012

At the September meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari announced that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT was dropping its plans to issue regulations setting voluntary "rules of the road" for participation in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). Read More »