What's Happening in Health IT
In This Issue
- 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit is Oct. 1
- Use the ONC Resource Repository
- FCC to Hold Broadband Health Events in Florida
- Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP)
- Sign up for the iTHRIVE Innovation Challenge
- Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of August 3 (all times EDT)
If you happened to be camping or at the beach earlier this week you may have missed our big announcement: $38 million in grants to 20 organizations from 19 states. The money is divvied up into three project areas: Advancing Interoperability through Health Information Exchange, Community Health Peer Learning and Workforce Training. If you missed the announcement, read our Buzz blog post to learn more!
ONC invites you to save the date for the 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2015. Join us for this all-day meeting to celebrate important advancements in health IT that can equip individuals with information and technology to advance a patient-centered learning health system. Learn how health IT can deliver better health, smarter spending and healthier people. Check out our blog post from last year and watch for more details in the upcoming weeks.
Need help implementing and using health IT? We’ve got you covered. Check out the resource repository on HealthIT.gov and you can download, and then rate, a variety of resources developed by ONC or our partners, on the front lines of health care delivery. We’ve got hundreds of documents, white papers, videos and more, so take a look!
The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force will travel to Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, to highlight how broadband-enabled health technologies can transform health and care for seniors and people with disabilities. As our population ages and more Americans assume caregiving tasks for family members, broadband health technologies hold great promise to help address access to care issues, facilitate the next generation of caregiving and provide new self-management tools. The FCC will partner with the Mayo Clinic and AARP for these events. Visit fcc.gov/health for more information and to register.
This week, the Department of Education announced a new funding opportunity, the Accessibility of Computers and Web Sites through an Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP), to create the infrastructure we need to make it easier for any person of any age with any disability to more easily use any web enabled device at school, at home, at work, or in the community. This funding opportunity, totaling up to $20 million over five years, will implement a pilot demonstration of automated personalization for individuals with disabilities who are using information and communication technologies. Individuals with disabilities will be able to access communications and information technology on a secure basis no matter where they are (at school, work, home, or in the community), what kind of computer they work on (e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, kiosk) or what software platform (e.g., PC, Mac, Android, iOS) they are using, as long as it is an APCP-enabled computer with Web access. OSERS is looking forward to receiving and evaluating applications and making the award by the end of this September, 2015.
Our friends at the eHealth Initiative wanted to remind you about the iTHRIVE Innovation Challenge. The challenge is a competition and event that convenes business leaders, government officials, innovators, investors and promising entrepreneurs looking to shape how health technology can improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare. Learn more about the impressive line-up of speakers and innovators and REGISTER for the event. Check out the finalized agenda online!
12:00 p.m.: The Quality Measurement Task Force convenes a meeting. Learn more here:http://bit.ly/1V3CoqK
12:00 p.m.: The Precision Medicine Task Force holds a meeting. Find the agenda and more details here: http://bit.ly/1GZpsY5 #PMInetwork
12:00 p.m.: The #HITSC Interoperability Standards Advisory Task Force meets. Follow along here:http://bit.ly/1IHksid
12:00 p.m.: Our newest task force on breaking down barriers to interoperability convenes a meeting:http://bit.ly/1fEz7h3