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Marc Probst: Meaningful Use Stage 3 a mistake

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | October 21, 2015

"The concept and the power of special interests is alive and well, particularly when you're talking about a $35 billion program," Probst said, referring to the Meaningful Use incentive program. "The federal advisory committees tried to filter through that, but I'm not sure that was always accomplished."

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Medicare Prescribes More Brand Name Drugs Than VA

Genevra Pittman | Reuters | June 10, 2013

Medicare Part D beneficiaries are two to three times more likely than those covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be prescribed brand name diabetes drugs rather than generics, a new study suggests. Read More »

mHealth Summit 2012

Keith W. Boone | Government Health IT | December 5, 2012

I'm in DC for IHE meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, and giving a session at the 2012 mHealthSummit Wednesday afternoon on Trends on Mobile Interoperability and Standards.  I scheduled my travel to attend the IHE educational session held on Monday, but decided to take advantage of by mHealthSummit badge to take look at the conference instead. Read More »

Mostashari Says ONC Using Every Lever To Advance Exchange

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | March 21, 2013

Today in the third of three hearings held by subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health IT reassured a congressional panel that health IT interoperability will take some dramatic leaps forward within the next two years. Read More »

Mostashari Talks 'Human Toll' Of Broken Health System

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | March 7, 2013

During the Thursday morning keynote at HIMSS13, the national coordinator for health IT, Farzad Mostashari, MD focused on the nation's broken healthcare system, while delving into a range of topics. Read More »

Mostashari: Slow But Steady Interoperability Progress

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 11, 2013

Achieving Farzad Mostashari’s vision for a U.S. healthcare system where “every encounter and every patient has access to all the world’s knowledge” will require a balancing of standards and innovation and a combination of IT and process change. Read More »

N.Y. Health Info Exchange Partners with VA

Joseph Conn | ModernHealthcare.com | August 1, 2012

The Buffalo, N.Y.-based HealtheLink regional health information exchange organization has linked up with the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System to facilitate interoperability of patient medical records between private-sector providers and the VA. Read More »

NHIN, NwHIN And Healtheway

Roberta Mullin | Government Health IT | September 11, 2012

Recently events have happened that impact both the network and the exchange. In May the ONC issued a Request for Information (RFI) on conditions of trusted exchange for the NwHIN.
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No Existing Technology Can Ensure Drone Safety, GAO Official Says

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | February 19, 2013

No suitable technology currently exists to ensure that drones will “sense and avoid” other aircraft, Gerald Dillingham of the Government Accountability Office recently told lawmakers, adding that the Federal Aviation Administration lacks sufficient dedicated frequency spectrum to operate unmanned aircraft systems in domestic airspace. Read More »

NSTIC Workplan Available In Advance Of Implementation Meetings

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | August 13, 2012

The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group published a formal "workplan" (.pdf) Aug. 3 for implementing the White House's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC. The workplan comes in advance of the first meeting of the Steering Group in Chicago, Aug. 15 and 16. Read More »

Obama Budget Includes New Fee For EHR Vendors

Joseph Conn | ModernHealthcare.com | April 11, 2013

Once again, the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program could take a financial hit due to government budget cutting. This time, EHR developers are being asked to take one for the team. Read More »

ONC Advancing Blue Button, CDS Standards Efforts

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 24, 2012

Developers in an ONC voluntary community are beginning to drill down into what will be required to automate the Blue Button feature to exchange patient health information at the consumer’s request under different scenarios. Read More »

ONC And FHA Area Call For Participants

Press Release | HIMSS, FHA, ONC | November 13, 2012

Is your organization successfully using nationally recognized standards to securely share patient data with other organizations? Demonstrate your successes within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Federal Health Architecture (FHA) area in the HIMSS 2012 Interoperability Showcase! Read More »

ONC Drops Pursuit Of NwHIN Governance

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 10, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has dropped pursuit of a regulation for establishing “rules of the road” for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN) based on feedback it has received. Read More »

ONC Plans Stronger EHR, Patient Safety Features

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | December 26, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to use electronic health record certification criteria to make it easier for physicians to report patient safety events, which provide critical raw data for developers, healthcare providers, researchers and policymakers to improve the safety of health IT and make care safer. Read More »