What's New on HealthIT.gov
In Today's Edition
- Blogging, blogging, blogging
- Creatively Using Tools in your EHR
- Wednesday Webinar
- New Webinar for Friday
Welcome to Day Three of National Health IT Week (#NHITWeek)!
While many of you would like to "flip the switch" on interoperability, unfortunately, it isn't quite that easy, Erica Galvez, ONC's Interoperability Portfolio Manager told House and Senate staffers yesterday in a Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by the College of Healthcare Information Management and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. "Many folks have been working on interoperability for many years," Galvez explained. "If it was easy we would have done it already. We cannot just flip a switch," she added. Instead, we are working to build an Interoperability Roadmap with your help. Based on our 10-year Vision To Interoperability, we want your input on the way forward, so take a look at the paper and let us know what you think.
Join the National Health IT conversation online @ONC_HealthIT #NHITWeek and follow the week's planned activities at HealthIT.gov and www.healthitweek.org.
Read about how the Virginia Department of Health and ConnectVirginia, theCommonwealth's HIE, helped providers report on public health measures including electronic laboratory reporting, immunizations, and syndromic surveillance. Watch for more blog posts today and throughout the week!
Last year, Ellsworth Medical Clinic, a family practice in rural Wisconsin, won national recognition in the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge! Check out this resourceto find out how they creatively used their electronic health record (EHR) to proactively manage chronic disease.
Learn more about how quality measurement is being used for quality improvement and to achieve the aims of the National Quality Strategy, and what ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are doing to help providers use quality measurement to provide better, more affordable care to individuals and the community. Our own Kevin Larsen, M.D. is part of the line up so check out the FREE webinar at 2:30pm (all times are EDT).
On Friday afternoon, you can watch webcast presentations by ONC's Hunt Blair and Danielle Sims at the 2014 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit. At 4:20pm, Hunt will be part of a panel session titled 'Illinois' Accountable Care Entities (ACE): Risk and Performance Management for Medicaid ACOs'. And at 5:05, Danielle will be part of the panel 'Curating and Deploying Dynamic Health Care Workflows.' Register for complimentary access to the panels (along with six-month free access to the archives).