Officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology had a presence at this year's Connectathon and were glad to use it as an opportunity to leverage support for interoperability.
Caring for New Orleans' poor two decades ago, the new ONC leader found herself working in a system that "was really not what we should see for any person on the planet." After trying to reform that system post-Katrina, she's now taking on national problems.
With a master patient index and other capabilities up and running, the Massachusetts Health Information Highway is now offering providers record query tools, which lawmakers and state health leaders are banking on to reduce medical errors.
From protected health data management to patient EHR access, the public and private stakeholders crafting recommendations for the third stage of meaningful use and beyond are preparing for a pivotal year.
Romney says ACA repeal could help budget, the opportunity within the EHR upcoding controversy, ICD-10 on the cheap, Northern Ireland, results of a reader poll about health IT in the GOP and Democratic party platforms, and more.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.
The potentially comedic side of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the not so-humorous calls for ending meaningful use and HITECH altogether, and a look at how hospitals can prepare for the era of pay-for-performance.
EHR, the horror flick, an HIE in the Midwest disbands, while momentum across the country continues with potential for big data analysis services, the MITECH Act, and what the latest polls tell us about healthcare.