sábado, 14 de febrero de 2015

What's Happening in Health IT

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What's Happening in Health IT

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Welcome to your Valentine's Day edition of What's Happening in Health IT. Make sure you remember your special Valentine — and almost as importantly, don't forget that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is still accepting nominations to the Health IT Policy Committee until February 27 and ONC is accepting nominations to the Health IT Standards Committee through March 6.

Interoperability Roadmap Updates

While you have been reading — and preparing to comment on — the draft Shared Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory, we have added some new factsheets that can help you navigate some of the details (along with the new infographic you should check out). We also want to thank everyone who submitted comments on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. We are now beginning to review the comments, which will be made public soon.

Factsheet for Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap – Draft Version 1.0 is a quick reference factsheet that summarizes the guiding principles, agenda to achieve the goals of interoperability, and the building blocks to help us all get there.

Factsheet for 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory: Best Available Standards and Implementation can provide you with a quick overview of the proposed standards.

Don't forget that comments on the draft Roadmap is due by April 3 and Standards Advisoryis due by May 1.

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of Feb. 16 (all times EST)

Tuesday The Health IT Policy Committee's (#HITPC) Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup meets at 11am. Watch for the agenda and meeting materials to be posted prior to the meeting.

The Health IT Standards Committee (#HITSC) S & I Task Force meeting runs from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Check back closer to the meeting to download the agenda and meeting materials.
Friday The HITSC's Semantic Standards meets at 11am. The agenda and meeting materials will be available closer to the meeting.

At 1pm, the HITPC's Health IT Implementation, Usability and Safety Workgroup meets. You can find all the details once they become available.

ONC Annual Meeting Webcast

In case you missed the ONC 2015 Annual Meeting, or just want to rewatch the highlights, the webcast is now available.

Funding Opportunities to Help Advance Interoperability

You may remember that at the Annual Meeting, we announced three grant funding opportunities (FOA) that will help to advance interoperability and strengthen the health IT workforce. You can get more information at HealthIt.gov. Webinars are in two short weeks as follows:
Register for these webinars TODAY! Letters of intent are due March 2nd and the application deadline for all FOAs is Apr. 6.

New e-Prescribing Guide

What is your e-prescribing system capable of doing? Can your use of e-prescribing technology be optimized for safer patient care and better efficiency? Well, we posted a new guide that highlights some key questions you should consider and potential changes you or your practice can make to better manage medication use through the e-prescribing process.Check it out!

Health IT Safety Webinar

Next Thursday (Feb. 19) at 1pm, join us for the third in a series of webinars on health information technology and patient safety, Advancing Health IT Safety and Quality through Interoperability. During this session we will cover a wide range of topics, recent research, and programs that relate to making health IT safer. Hear from John Halamka, M.D., the CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Scott Stuewe, director of the Cerner Network, and Eric Heflin, Healtheway's CTO. Register now!

Pass it On

Our colleagues at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently launched a new initiative to help protect individuals from a variety of different consumer scams. While most of us probably know how to protect our identities, it always helps that we take time for a refresh. And after you review the page, make sure to Pass it On.

Time is running out to Get Health Care Coverage in 2015

Sunday, February 15 is the final deadline to enroll in health coverage for 2015. That's only 3 days away. There's no better time to take the next step and submit your application.

Over 10 million people have already signed up, and 8 out of 10 people who enroll save money on their monthly premiums.

Call for Nominations: Value Set Harmonization for CQMs

Last month a task order award was awarded to the National Quality Forum for Value Set Harmonization, an essential component of eCQMs. This 15-month task order is intended to help establish a governance process for the development of a value set, harmonization, and use, as well as to help harmonize a subset of existing value sets. NQF recently sent out a call for nominations for a multi-stakeholder Value Set Committee. The Value Set Committee will help determine the overall approach to the harmonization and approval of value sets, including development of evaluation criteria; evaluating the results of the harmonization process; and provide broad recommendations on how harmonized and approved value sets should be integrated into the measurement endorsement process. Check out the NQF website for more details!

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