The initial misdiagnosis of the first Ebola-infected patient in the U.S.
Health IT stakeholders appear split on how former National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo's departure will affect future health IT initiatives, FierceHealthIT reports (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 10/24).
A coalition of health care organizations sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell recommending that the agency overhaul the meaningful use program with a focus on interoperability, Healthcare IT News reports.
Physicians and hospital executives have raised concerns that electronic health record systems are unable to share patient data with systems developed by competing vendors, the New York Times' "Business Day" reports (Creswell, "Business Day," New York Times, 9/30).
CMS announced that about 44,000 health care providers submitted hardship exemption applications for the meaningful use program before the July 1 deadline, Bloomberg BNA reports (Ruoff, Bloomberg BNA, 9/30).
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. -- Placing more care decisions in the hands of consumers and personalizing that experience is a major theme in health application and product development today, as evidenced at the 8th annual Health 2.0 conference, held in Santa Clara, Calif., last week.
However, providers, payers and government regulators may tap the brakes on this trend, as they continue to worry about patient safety and privacy in the new digital realm.
Join ONC's Mike Lipinski on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 1pm – 2pm EDT for a webinar focusing on the ONC 2014 Edition Release 2 final rule. The presentation will provide an overview of the 2014 Edition Release 2 Final Rule, alternative 2014 certification criteria and approaches, certification program updates and new resources!
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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Accessibility for Government Communicators (September 30)
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place September 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover tactics and techniques government communicators can use to ensure that their projects meet Section 508 requirements. Presenters will cover content development for both external and internal communications, common areas where communications projects often run into compliance issues, and how to work with Section 508 coordinators and IT staff on accessibility.