New This Week on HealthIT.gov
With HealthIT Week winding down, we want to highlight some new resources on HealthIT.gov.
2012 Consumer Health IT Summit: In case you missed it, ONC kicked off National Health IT Week with a well-attended consumer summit that highlighted the progress of the Consumer Pledge Program over the past year and set the agenda for future success in consumer eHealth engagement. Highlights of the summit included an interview with Veteran Randy Watson, a proud user of the VA’s Blue Button, which led into a recap of the history of Blue Button and a call to others pledge to sign the Blue Button Pledge (#VDTnow) and make it available to patients through provider and insurer sponsored patient portals. National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and Acting Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth Lygeia Ricciardi called on consumers and patients, federal and private sector panelists, and other stakeholders to learn from and work with one another. Visit www.healthit.gov/healthitweek for a recap of the meeting.
Cybersecure, Your Medical Practice: ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer has released an interactive security and privacy training game module to educate healthcare providers and their staffs to make more informed decisions regarding privacy and security of health information. Using a game format, users are asked to respond to privacy and security challenges often faced in a typical medical practice. Take a few minutes to play the game now.ONC Certification Program: On September 7th the first wave of draft Test Procedures and applicable test data files for the 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria were released for public review and comment. ONC will release additional Test Procedures in waves on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Each set of draft test procedures will undergo a two week period of public review and comment from the date posted. You can now provide input on Wave One 2014 draft Test Procedures. Visit our site for detailed information on the 2014 Test Procedure development process at http://www.healthit.gov/
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