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Making health IT “usable” on the Frontlines


Thursday, May 11, 2017

<p>Usability of health information technology (health IT) systems means many things to many people.  If we look at the industry-standard International Organization for Standardization definition, usability is, “the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a specified context of use.” While [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/making-health-usable-frontlines/">Making health IT “usable” on the Frontlines
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What Does The Comprehensive Shared Care Plan Mean For Nursing?

Monday, May 08, 2017

<p>Care coordination is a key feature of evolving care models designed to avoid episodic care for patients. Currently, various federal programs that pay for health care services require a care plan as a component of care coordination. For example, care plans must be established for patients receiving certain Medicare benefits (e.g., home health care) and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/comprehensive-shared-care-plan-nursing/">What Does The Comprehensive Shared Care Plan Mean For Nursing?</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/IJ0sYgeTYx8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Demystifying Patient Matching Algorithms

Monday, May 01, 2017

<p>Last week at Health Datapalooza 2017, Adam Culbertson (HIMSS Innovator in Residence at ONC) and I gave a five minute “coming attraction” presentation about a patient matching algorithm challenge ONC will launch in June. For the uninitiated, we use “patient matching” in health IT as shorthand to describe the techniques used to match the data [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/demystifying-patient-matching-algorithms/">Demystifying Patient Matching Algorithms</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/jmN7fDp49sA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Wanted: Feedback on Ways to Measure the Implementation and Use of Interoperability Standards

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

<p>In our everyday lives standards enable tasks to be completed more efficiently, reduce configuration costs, and add predictability in markets that can help the lower barriers to entry for innovative products. However, experience has shown that just because technology includes “standardized” capabilities they are not necessarily used to their fullest extent nor are they always [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/wanted-feedback-ways-measure-implementation-interoperability-standards/">Wanted: Feedback on Ways to Measure the Implementation and Use of Interoperability Standards</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/z4__4BlBsR0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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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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