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Over 71 percent of the electronic health records of providers and hospitals that have successfully attested to meaningful use criteria are dually certified under both the Certification Bodies and the Certified Commission for Health Information Technology programs and the Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Testing, according to a CCHIT news release.
ONC national coordinator of health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has listed the top 10 areas of HIT growth in 2011 in a Health IT Buzz report.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:28

ONC: EHR Implementation in Five Steps

The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology has outlined five steps for physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers to transition to an electronic health record platform if they have not started already.
Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Robert M. Kolodner, MD, Open Health Tools and Georgia Institute of Technology have joined together to promote health IT development, according to a Georgia Tech news release.
A new app challenge, issued by the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, aims to help consumers get involved in their own healthcare, according to a Health IT Buzz report.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued a final rule for addressing improper actions or responsibility failures of the ONC-Approved Accreditor.
ONC and Health 2.0 are seeking applications that use the popHealth tool to gather more patient populations data that healthcare providers can use to improve care, according to a Government Health IT report.
ONC has challenged developers to create an application that engages patients in improving their cardiovascular health, according to a Health IT Buzz report.
The federal health IT strategic plan (pdf) for 2011-2015, released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, lists adoption of electronic health records and information exchange as the top goal.
Arien Malec, the ONC's coordinator of the Direct Project and the Standards & Interoperability Framework, has resigned to return to the private sector, according to a Health IT Buzz report.
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