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Gaining Speed for MACRA Compliance

Remember learning how to ride a bike? Although it was slightly nerve-wracking when your parents took the training wheels off, it was also empowering. You had moved beyond just getting the hang of...

ONC Chooses Two Measures for Interoperability Under MACRA

The proposed MACRA rule has created a lot of buzz - not all positive - in the healthcare IT industry as we approach the latter months of 2016. With a proposed start date of Jan. 1, 2017, many...

Vice President Joe Biden Discusses Healthcare IT at Health Datapalooza

"This matters. It's a matter of life and death." Those were the words of Vice President Joe Biden on Monday when he spoke at the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC.  The importance of healthcare IT...

ONC Releases 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

With the new year just days away, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) issued its final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). The 80-page document acts...

A Look Ahead: ONC Envisions Nationwide Health Information Exchange in 2016

This past year has been a landmark year for healthcare IT, government regulations and the growing use of electronic health records within medical practices. According to the Office of the National...

ONC: More Patients Accessing EMRs

In a new study from the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), it appears patients are being offered access to their electronic medical records and increasingly choosing to check them as...

ONC releases finalized nationwide interoperability roadmap

As EHR technology progresses, a greater emphasis has been placed on nationwide interoperability between vendors in order to take full advantage of patients' electronic health information. Last week,...

Healthcare Data Growth: An Exponential Problem

One of the unavoidable side effects of the shift to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) has been a nearly exponential surge in the amount of digital data storage being occupied by the healthcare...

White House asks for provider feedback in Precision Medicine Initiative

Originally discussed in President Obama’s State of the Union speech back in January, the White House is now looking for the help of those in the medical industry to ensure the President’s Precision...