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The Precision Medicine Era is Dawning

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

<p>The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) will usher in an era of individualized health care. PMI will advance the nation’s ability to accelerate scientific discovery and improve clinical care through an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. Put simply, PMI will enable us to better predict which treatments [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/precision-medicine/precision-medicine-era-dawning/">The Precision Medicine Era is Dawning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/P8AE3Y1OfJM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Oh, the Places Data Goes: ONC Announces Data Provenance Challenge

Thursday, April 06, 2017

<p>Health data often travels a long distance before it gets to its final destination. Additionally, data can be represented in a number of different ways. For example, health care providers can use health data at the point of care, researchers can use it for discrete data analysis or as part of a large research data [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/places-data-onc-announces-data-provenance-challenge/">Oh, the Places Data Goes: ONC Announces Data Provenance Challenge</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/1MK_kT-o0EQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Making Health IT Safer and Easier to Use in Real Life – Practical Tools for Health Care Providers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

<p>Every day, clinicians work tirelessly to provide the best possible care for their patients. Clinicians and other health care providers like hospitals are increasingly using health information technology (health IT) such as electronic health records (EHRs), and a growing body of evidence shows health IT can help them make care safer. However, new technology can [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it-safety/making-health-safer-easier-real-life-practical-tools-health-care-providers/">Making Health IT Safer and Easier to Use in Real Life – Practical Tools for Health Care Providers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/RIxgXT1SfKU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Using Public-Private Partnerships to Bring Interoperability to Individuals

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

<p>Over the past 8 years, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – in collaboration with our federal partners and the private sector – has ushered in an era of widespread health information technology (IT) adoption and use throughout the country. This historic advancement has set the stage for us to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/publicprivate-partnerships-bring-interoperability-individuals/">Using Public-Private Partnerships to Bring Interoperability to Individuals</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/rWBWcd018zs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Building The Value-Based Health Care System Of The Future Depends On Meeting Clinicians’ Data Needs

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

<p>Data is the lifeblood of the value-based payment environment. Every time a doctor takes care of a patient, we have an opportunity to use information in ways that help patients get better care. The goal is to use the information from each patient encounter to make the next encounter better – across the entire healthcare [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/uncategorized/building-valuebased-health-care-system-future-depends-meeting-clinicians-data/">Building The Value-Based Health Care System Of The Future Depends On Meeting Clinicians’ Data Needs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/oFDoN33eUSk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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We Need Your Input! The New, Interactive Version of the Interoperability Standards Advisory

Thursday, January 12, 2017

<p>On January 10, ONC submitted the recently published 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), a catalog of standards and implementation specifications that are or could be used to advance the seamless and secure flow of electronic health information, to the Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards Committees for review and discussion. We are very excited [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/input-interactive-version-interoperability-standards-advisory/">We Need Your Input! The New, Interactive Version of the Interoperability Standards Advisory</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/TnuUp9OBui8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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HIPAA Supports Electronic Exchange of Health Information at the Federal, State, and Local Level

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

<p>Important work to ensure the health system is functioning properly is conducted by a wide variety of entities at the federal, state, and local level. These agencies may license health care professionals or health insurance companies, administer a state Medicaid program, monitor compliance and efficacy of health care programs, and even ensure individual civil rights [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/privacy-and-security-of-ehrs/the-real-hipaa/hipaa-supports-electronic-exchange-health-information-federal-state-local-level/">HIPAA Supports Electronic Exchange of Health Information at the Federal, State, and Local Level</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/i95P4_Ilj4M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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A Road Map for States: Addressing Privacy and Policy Barriers to the Availability and Flow of Electronic Health Information

Friday, December 09, 2016

<p>Data show that individuals expect to be able to access their health information, making it readily accessible and securely shared among their health care providers to support effective clinical decision-making. And here at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), we are committed to providing the electronic health information infrastructure to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/privacy-and-security-of-ehrs/roadmap-states-addressing-privacy-policy-barriers-availability-flow-electronic-health-information/">A Road Map for States: Addressing Privacy and Policy Barriers to the Availability and Flow of Electronic Health Information</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/pXa-QigZELY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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How HIPAA Supports Public Health through the Sharing of Electronic Health Information

Thursday, December 08, 2016

<p>Electronic health records provide structured clinical data that help public health workers track, mitigate, and eliminate disease. They also offer us the opportunity to improve health across the country and address public health crises such as Zika, Ebola, lead poisoning, and natural disasters. Many Americans have not taken full advantage of electronic health record data, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/privacy-and-security-of-ehrs/the-real-hipaa/hipaa-supports-public-health-sharing-electronic-health-information/">How HIPAA Supports Public Health through the Sharing of Electronic Health Information</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/FIYAbY5K6pA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Highlighting a Way to Advance Interoperability and Reduce Costs for Lab Tests

Friday, November 18, 2016

<p>Last year, Health Level Seven International (HL7) released an implementation guide that provides a standardized way to exchange the catalogs of (thousands) laboratory tests and services that a clinical laboratory can perform. We wanted to highlight the implementation guide’s potential to not only advance interoperability, but also to create cost savings and improve patient care. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/highlighting-advance-interoperability-reduce-costs-lab-tests/">Highlighting a Way to Advance Interoperability and Reduce Costs for Lab Tests</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/09fMjZBboRA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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