viernes, 5 de junio de 2015

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What's Happening in Health IT

In This Issue

Happy Friday! With Health Datapalooza behind us, we have a slew of new projects and announcements so read on!
Our friends @HHS_Health wanted us to mention that we are partnering with CVS to give consumers new tools to stay healthy., which provides recommendations about personalized preventive services patients should receive based on their age and gender, is now available on CVS Health’s Minute Clinic website and we hope it will become available even more widely.
The deadline for submissions for the Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program is June 15. The funding opportunity is designed to help increase the number of community efforts to make sure health information is appropriately accessed and used to support people improve their health.
Also coming up, 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.
The Dashboard is Mobile!
For your data viewing pleasure, this week we recently re-launched ONC’s data visualization and open government project, the Health IT Dashboard with a new responsive design that allows seamless viewing on your phone, tablet, or personal computer. This is hot on the heels of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website redesign, and further enhances the public and our stakeholders’ needs to access and view government data and analysis where and how they want. Among other changes, ONC debuts an enhanced search/sort feature on the Dashboard home page that quickly helps find the latest data on adoption, exchange and interoperability, and patient engagement.
Data Briefs on Disparities and Access & Perceptions of Privacy
ONC issued a pair of new data briefs this week that you might be interested in. First, Data Brief 26, which deals with Disparities in Individuals’ Access and Use of Health IT in 2013. Second, Data Brief 27, which covers Individuals’ Perceptions of the Privacy and Security of Medical Records. Stay tuned for the 2014 results, which will be coming out this fall.
The Broadband Opportunity Council
Attention broadband stakeholders! As you may know, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are Co-Chairing the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new interagency working group established to promote broadband investment and coordinate broadband policy across the federal government. On April 29, a request for comment (RFC) soliciting stakeholder input to inform the work of the Council was released. The deadline is next week (June 10), so we are encouraging you to submit an official response for the public record. In addition, the slides, transcript, and recording from a recent webinar about the RFC are now available on NTIA’s website (please scroll to the bottom of the page to see all of the documents).
Objective Reviewers Sought
We are looking for Objective Reviewers for the Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that we issued on April 14, 2015. The application deadline for this FOA is June 15, 2015 and we are looking for Objective Reviewers to help us in the selection process taking place in mid July 2015. If you are interested in being an Objective Reviewer, please submit your resume/CV to by June 30, 2015. Please make sure your resume/CV includes a working email address and phone number. If you have submitted your resume previously please do not resubmit. We encourage you to visit the funding opportunity page on and the ONC funding opportunity announcement on
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Precision Medicine RFI
The NIH is trying to enlist 1 million or more Americans into a national research cohort to fulfill the goals of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The focus of this Request for Information is to develop and implement “effective community engagement strategies for the cohort and to advance the cohort’s ability to conduct transformative research to address health disparities.” Cohort – Strategies to Address Community Engagement and Health Disparities,
Health IT Safety Webinar Series
Join us on June 19 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT for the seventh webinar of a 10-part series on 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.
Long-Term & Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit
Join the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative from June 21- 23rd, 2015 for the LTPAC Health IT Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. Kelly Cronin, ONC's director of the Office of Care Transformation, will be highlighting efforts to advance the draft Interoperability Roadmap and discuss changes in payment reform and policy that are spurring innovation in health IT and long-term post-acute care.
eCQI Resource Center Webinar
ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are excited to announce that the 2015 annual updates for the 2014 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) are available in the electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center. We are excited to offer this resource to better deliver the electronic clinical quality measures and their specifications to meet the needs of providers, measure developers, measure stewards, and health IT developers engaged in health IT-enabled quality improvement. Join us for a live demonstration to review new measure specification features and give you an opportunity to provide suggestions for future releases.
Two sessions are scheduled for June 9, one at 9 a.m. and one at 4 p.m., where a live demo of the new measures will be presented. Sign up now to learn more about the latest eCQMs!
Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of June 8 (all times EDT)
10:00 a.m.: The #HITPC Quality Measurement Task Force meets. Find the details here:
11:30 a.m.: The #HITSC Semantic Standards convenes a meeting. Agenda and details are here:
2:00 p.m.: The #HITPC Privacy & Security Workgroup meets. Peruse the meeting materials here:
3:30 p.m.: Tune in for the #HITPC Interoperability & HIE Workgroup meeting. Find the agenda here:
Summit on Transforming Veterans’ Care: Patient Engagement and Care Coordination
ONC and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Rural Health are hosting a summit on transforming care for our nation’s Veterans on June 9 and 10, 2015. The Summit will be held in the Patriots Plaza III building at 355 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C.
The summit will focus on White House Rural Council initiatives underway to improve care coordination and quality for Veterans, including the nationwide Veteran Initiated Electronic Care Coordination (VIECC) project.
To register and confirm your intent to attend the Summit, please contact Leila.Samy@HHS.Gov by close of business today, Friday, June 5.

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