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#precisionmedicine What is it? Why Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]:1.usa.gov/1J8GacC
NIH is hosting a public workshop, April 28-29, 2015, to consider visionary biomedical questions that could be addressed by the proposed national research cohort of one million or more volunteer participants.
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See how #MUS1 providers’ performance measures up to #MUS2 providers’ performance [QUICKSTAT]: http://bit.ly/1JAfbce
In 2014, 90 percent of eligible professionals participating in Stage 2 of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program electronically report immunizations to local registries. Two-thirds of professionals participating in Stage 1 report on this measure. Electronic IIS reporting is required of stage 2, but optional for stage 1.
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Learn how hospitals are using #healthIT to contain and treat outbreaks like the #measles [INFOGRAPHIC]: bit.ly/1tR2KuC
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Market Research and Development Pilot Challenge [NEWS]: http://bit.ly/1KqlJZQ
The ONC has announced a new challenge initiative called the Market Research and Development Pilot Challenge.
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The Massachusetts E-Health Institute announces grant program to improve electronic health record sharing [NEWS]: http://bit.ly/1B2GQPV @MassEHealth
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‘An empirical analysis of the financial benefits of #HIE in emergency departments’ [STUDY]: http://bit.ly/1Juy8gt via JAMIA @VinceKuraitis
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Download the revamped ONC Privacy and Security Guide: http://bit.ly/1EtLplK
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Peruse the eCQI Resource Center here: http://bit.ly/1ewiPGH
CMS is updating select electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) that eligible professionals and eligible hospitals will electronically report in 2016. These versions of the measures were posted on CMS' website on May 1, 2015 for the annual update of the 2014 measure set.
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Download and rate the resources from our #HealthIT Resource Repository: bit.ly/MQzciV
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Learn how to create a leadership team that will help you implement your #EHR: http://bit.ly/Zs9vfu (one of our most downloaded resources)
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The Mass. Dept. of Public Health analysis of Behavioral Health [WHITEPAPER]: http://1.usa.gov/1KWo8JL @MassGov @MAeHC_org @MassEHealth
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Dr. Carolyn Turvey (VA) 50.8 % of providers said they didn't have to order a new test because the data was already available #VetseHealth
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Health IT: How are you Putting the “I” in Health IT™
Introduction

Welcome to the official HHS, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology Google+ page. 

We are focused on raising awareness about the importance of health information technology (health IT) and electronic health records (EHRs) for both providers and patients. We want to start and build a dialogue between users, advocates and the curious about what exactly Health IT is and how it can lead to safer, better, and more efficient health care. We also will point you towards the right resources whether you are a provider looking to reach attestation or a patient or family member looking to get the latest information on electronic health records.

We hope you use this page as an informational tool, as well as a space to interact and meet others interested in the subject of Health IT. We also encourage you to visit our official website at: www.HealthIT.gov.

Before you begin, here are a few guidelines:

What not to post:

  • Graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments
  • Disrespectful or abusive comments or comments intended to defame anyone or any organization
  • Solicitations or advertisements for your Website, services, or organization
  • Comments or photos that suggest or encourage illegal activity

Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted and maybe blocked from the page without notice.  Please be respectful, kind, and considerate of others.

You participate on this Google+ page at your own risk, and take personal responsibilities for any information you provide.  The posting of external links on this page does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of ONC. 

Please feel free to message us if you have any questions and we will try to answer them in the order they are received.

Thank you for visiting! We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about the ways you are putting the “I” in Health IT™. 

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