Tag Archive: Health IT
CHITREC’s Co-Executive Director Elected to HIMSS Board of Directors
December 8, 2011
We are proud to announce that our very own, Dr. Fred D. Rachman, MD, FHIMSS, has been elected to the HIMSS Board of Directors. Dr. Rachman will serve a three-year term beginning in July 2012.
Health IT Key to Success of Accountable Care Organizations
October 24, 2011
Health IT will be critical to the success of the accountable care organization model, according to a new report by CSC’s Global Institute for Emerging Healthcare Practice, InformationWeek reports.
The report — titled, “Preparing for Accountable Care: The Role of Health IT in Building Capacity” — notes that health care organizations that ...
National HIT Coordinator Backs Delay of Meaningful Use Stage 2
July 11, 2011
National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari backed a June vote by the Health IT Policy Committee to delay Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements until 2014. The recommendation reflects provider concern that the previous Stage 2 timeline left early adopters too little time to update systems as necessary. The ONC plans on releasing proposed Stage 2 requirements by the end of 2011, ...
CHITREC Executive Director Dr. Abel Kho Provides Testimony to HIT Policy Committee
April 21, 2011
On April 21, 2011, CHITREC Executive Director Dr. Abel Kho provided testimony from the Care Provider perspective for the Certification/Adoption Workgroup of the ONC HIT Policy Committee. The HIT Policy Committee is a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for development and adoption of a nationwide health information ...
Finding a Personal Meaning in Meaningful Use
March 21, 2011
Theresa Walunas, Director of Operations for CHITREC, contributed a blog on Meaningful Use to the Department of Health & Human Services Health IT Buzz website. In recalling a frightening health care event experienced by her own family, she offers a personal account of how the Meaningful Use program can improve patient quality and safety.
Please read her complete ...
Dr. David Blumenthal Announces New Funding for HITECH Programs
January 28, 2011
Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, announces additional funding for Regional Extension Center, Health Information Exchange and Community College HIT Workforce Development programs.
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ONC Issues Final Rule to Establish Permanent Certification Program for Health IT
January 12, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today issued a final rule to establish the permanent certification program for health information technology. The permanent certification program provides new features that will enhance the certification of health information technology, including increasing the comprehensiveness, transparency, reliability, and efficiency of the current processes used ...
Certified Health IT Product List
November 1, 2010
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has provided an updated list of certified health IT products. For more information please see:
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CCHIT and Drummond Certify First EHRs
October 4, 2010
Two of the three entities authorized to test and certify electronic health records for supporting meaningful use requirements have announced their first certifications. For details see announcements from Drummond and CCHIT:
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Alliance members, Erie Family Health Center and Near North Health Service, receive HRSA grants to expand use of health IT
June 3, 2010