viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

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What's Happening in Health IT

In This Issue

Health Datapalooza 2015

Health Datapalooza 2015 (#hdpalooza) is fast approaching and our team here at ONC is going to be a big part of it this year. Hear from National Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo, our Chief Privacy Officer, the eHealth Consumer team and many others. The fun starts May 31, so you have about a week left to sign up. View the full agenda and sign up now!

Proposed Rules Deadline for Comments

There is one week left to comment on our 2015 Certification Criteria proposed rule and theproposed Meaningful Use rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (@CMSgov) (both are open for comment until May 29). If you missed our recent webinar on our proposed rule, you can check out the slides on

Also coming up, but not as quickly, is the deadline for comments on the criterion for electronic clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting in the CMS 2016 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems proposed rule which is June 29. You also have until June 30 to comment on the 2015 Edition Draft Test Procedures.

Community Interoperability and #HIE Grant Deadline

Speaking of deadlines, applications are still being accepted for the Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (yes, that's a mouth full). The deadline for applications is June 15, so take a look at the information and help us scale up "community efforts to ensure health information is appropriately accessed and used to support people improve their health."

2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory Comments Posted

Last week we posted the comments we received on the draft Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and this week we have posted the comments that came in on the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory. We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts and experience about standards that can be used to help achieve a nationwide interoperable learning health system.

Health IT Standards Committee and Task Forces

Spring has sprung and with it comes some changes to the Health IT Standards Committee (#HITSC). "We believe that an HITSC with targeted, time-limited task forces will be a better way to get the expert and public feedback we need," wrote Dr. Jon White, the acting deputy national coordinator in a Buzz blog post we published Wednesday. "This approach also provides task force members with clear and finite time commitments to study an issue with more specificity on the scope and nature of a task force's work," White wrote. Read the blog post for all the details!

Upcoming Hearing on Advanced Health Models

On June 2, 2015 the Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup will conduct a hearing on, you guessed it, Advanced Health Models. Panelists will describe how their integrated, holistic model produces optimal health and healthcare for individuals and communities across the health continuum and will highlight the key health IT elements required to support their model. The hearing will further understanding on the opportunities, challenges, and policies needed for successfully scaling and sustaining the IT infrastructure required to promote advanced health models across communities. Information on the hearing, including materials, instructions for listening to the session, and details about how you can provide public comment, will be available soon on the FACA webpage.

Health IT Safety Webinar Series

Join us on June 19 1:00-2:30 pm EDT for the seventh webinar of a 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety, "EHR Usability and Health IT Safety". This free webinar presents perspectives on EHR usability and its impact on health IT safety. Presenters are Raj Ratwani, Ph.D., Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Kris Engdahl, M.S., Senior Manager of User Research, athenahealth, Ross C. Teague, Ph.D., Senior Manager of User Experience at Allscripts, and Jonathan S. Wald, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.M.I., Director, Patient-Centered Technologies, RTI International. Read more about the series and register nowSlides and audio of previous webinars in this series are also now available.

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of May 25 (all times EDT)

Thursday, May 28
3:00 p.m.: The Health IT Policy Committee (#HITPC) Consumer Workgroup meets.

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