New This Week on HealthIT.gov
In This Issue
- Behavioral Health Update
- Join the Blue Button Movement
- 3rd Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
- Meaningful Use Challenges
- HRSA Webinar Next Friday
August is halfway done, soon the leaves will be turning colors and – based on what we’ve seen in the stores, the Holidays will be upon us – and we’re not talking Halloween. Well, here at ONC, we’re still deep into health IT even if we need to wear a sweater in August here in DC.
This past week we updated information on our Behavioral Health page on HealthIT.gov. We know that health IT can help to improve outcomes for many patients because it allows information to move with them as they move from one care setting to another. On this page you can also find more tools and resources about all things related to health IT and Behavioral Health.
In case you missed it, Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) and Adam Dole (@adamdole), one of our Presidential Innovation Fellows, blogged about ways you can join the Blue Button Movement. More than 450 different organizations and companies have pledged to offer Blue Button or encourage people to use it to take control of their health information. We encourage organizations to take the Pledge and join the Blue Button movement!
September 16 – the beginning of National Health IT Week – is coming up quickly, and is the day of our 3rd annual Consumer Health IT Summit. If you haven’t yet registered, you can visit our webpage to reserve your spot to hear from the White House’s Todd Park, our own Dr. Farzad Mostashari and Leon Rodriguez of the Office for Civil Rights.
Looking for solutions to your Meaningful Use challenges? Check out our latest set of Meaningful Use Solutions along with videos, resources and tools to get you on your way to achieving meaningful use.
To view other NLC resources, visit the EHR implementation lifecycle steps.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is hosting a webinar from 2 to 3 PM EDT, next Friday, Aug. 23. The webinar, featuring CMS’ Robert Tagalicod, Bill Finerfrock of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics and Bob Schlueter of Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, is designed to help safety net providers can prepare for the upcoming ICD-10 transition. You can register here.
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