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HHS is one step closer to universal, electronic health record

In an age when financial records move from nation to nation digitally, and everything from drivers licenses to school records are kept in a digital format, most doctors offices and hospitals still maintain reams and reams of cumbersome and inefficient paper medical records for patients. But now, the Department of Health and Human Services is about to seek public comment on "the holy grail" for health care providers: a fully electronic, digital health record system for the everyone.

Tags: eHealth , HHS , contracting , technology , Max Cacas , Gary Christoph , Northrup Grumman , Jim Traficant , Harris Health Care Solutions

Wednesday - 01/06/2010, 06:59am EST
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HHS creates process to certify health IT systems

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will approval organizations to test and certify electronic health records hardware and software. Vendors should be able to submit products to be evaluated this fall.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Posnack , Carol Bean , HHS , Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT , health IT , vendor certification , meaningful use , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/18/2010, 07:24pm EDT
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Federal health IT coordinator Blumenthal to step down

Dr. David Blumenthal is leaving his post as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Tags: HHS , ONC e-health , technology , resignation , Harvard University , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 03:33pm EST

HHS offers incentives for e-health data exchange

The next stage of meaningful use will demand even more health information exchange, says HHS's Dr. David Blumenthal.

Tags: Federal Drive , HHS , Health Information Technology , technology , management

Monday - 01/31/2011, 10:08am EST
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HHS driving electronic health record standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology wants to make exchanging electronic health records as easy as sending an e-mail.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , HHS , technology , health IT

Friday - 01/21/2011, 06:36pm EST
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HHS promotes simpler e-health record exchanges

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT will spend the next year making it easier for health care providers to share patient data. Data sharing and interoperability are one of four major barriers the federal government is helping doctors and hospitals overcome.

Tags: technology , HHS , Office of National Coordinator for Health IT , CMS , NHIN , health IT , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:18am EST

HHS pressed on flexibility in Health IT mandates

The Department of Health and Human Services continues to be the lead agency for the Obama Administration's priority of establishing a nationwide system of permanent electronic health records. But at least one large stakeholder group working with HHS is looking for some changes to the program.

Tags: technology , health IT , HHS , Don May , AHA , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 06:38am EDT
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Health IT opens up to new approaches

Tags: tech , mngt , health IT , HHS

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 09:40am EDT
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