Why ONC would be wise to consider delaying implementation of Stage 2 and 3 to put in place controls for ensuring interoperability and usability, and systematically evaluating cost, care improvements, and overall progress.
Saying "we must not squander this opportunity" to leverage criteria in meaningful use Stage 3 as a means to reducing disparities, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth submitted its ideas to the Health IT Policy Committee.
ONC Beacon Community Program leaders, reflecting on the federally-funded program as it nears its end, discuss accomplishments, challenges, and possibilities imagined but not yet achieved on the way to what one dubbed "Beaconville."
With its second annual meetup around the corner, the open source custodial agent has been undertaking some massive projects, such as unifying the VistA code base. CEO Seong Mun discusses that effort, VistA at the state level, and more.
The Missouri Health Connection, tasked with developing the statewide health information exchange, is finalizing its contract with Cerner to build its HIE infrastructure as its technical service provider.
Health information exchange organizations have been around well over a decade. The past 13 years have seen many changes in these organizations; in fact, the most common thread in healthcare information exchange may be change.
The proposed CMS regulations on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) took the first step in promoting discussions about lowering costs, but how to align these costs between each healthcare stakeholder is still an issue and obstacle, leaving most of us to wonder — how will this all actually work?