What's Happening in Health IT
In This Issue
- Register Before It’s Too Late – 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
- Read the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020
- Health Big Data Privacy and Security Report Received
- Comment on the Draft 2016 Standards Advisory
- The Majority of Physicians Used Certified EHRs in 2014
- The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model
- FCC Broadband Health Summit Agenda Released
- Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of September 28 (all times EDT)
ONC has had a busy week with the release of the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the Draft 2016 Standards Advisory and we are getting ready for the 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit next Thursday. There’s even more going on so take a look!
It’s the final countdown for ONC’s 5th Annual Consumer Summit! If you forgot to register there is still time. This popular event is free and sells out each year. The Summit will feature inspiring consumer speakers like Steven Keating who will share his personal story about how he helped diagnose his own brain cancer and collaborated with his care team using health IT. We will also have powerful keynote speakers including White House Chief Data Scientist, DJ Patil; President of the National Partnership for Women and Families, Debra Ness; Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer, Susannah Fox, and moderated discussion with industry leaders and consumers on a host of consumer engagement topic areas.
Attention Health IT policy wonks! On Monday we released the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. This is our blueprint for federal actions to improve the health IT infrastructure to help transform health care delivery, improve individual and community health and support a responsive, evolving health IT ecosystem that puts individuals at the center of care. Read the Plan and check out our latest blog post!
ONC formally received the Health Big Data Recommendations of the Privacy and Security Workgroup, which the Health IT Policy Committee approved last month. The team from ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer blogged about the report and the individual recommendations in a recent post. Please take a moment to read the blog post! In September 2014, in response to the White House’s Big Data Report and other complementary federal initiatives including the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ONC was charged with leading the U.S. Open Government Commitment to ensure privacy and security protection for big data analyses in health. ONC directed the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) to help operationalize this commitment.
We are accepting public comments on the Draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2016 Advisory) through Friday, November 6, 2015. Public comments will be used to update this draft in order to publish a final 2016 Advisory by the end of 2015. The draft 2016 Advisory represents feedback we received from public comment on the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory as well as many of the recommendations from the HIT Standards Committee. Please weigh in!
A new ONC analysis of the National Electronic Health Record Survey (NEHRS) shows that almost three quarters of physicians used a certified EHR in 2014. While these data are encouraging, we know there is still work to be done to help encourage EHR adoption. Please read our latest blog post about the new data!
The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model is currently accepting applications through October 8, 2015. The Model uses a randomized-controlled design to identify and test scalable models of care delivery that reduce cardiovascular risk. The Model offers financial incentives to providers who participate. Visit our website to access the Request for Applications. You can call us at 703-894-4399 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your questions answered.
Interested in learning more about the future of telehealth both in Florida and across the country? Want to hear how leaders across the health and technology sectors envision the health and care system of the future? The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force is co-hosting a policy summit with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on October 1. The Broadband Health Summit, Building Connected Health and Smart Care Systems in Florida and Beyond, will highlight how broadband-enabled health technologies can transform health and care for seniors and people with disabilities. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, and Dr. Steve Ommen, head of Connected Care for the Mayo Clinic, will be featured along with senior executives from Microsoft, MDLive, Healthspot, and HCN. Agenda and additional panelist information is now available online at fcc.gov/health. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you would like to attend, please e-mail email@example.com with "Registration" in the subject line and provide your name, organization affiliation and contact information. For additional event information, visit fcc.gov/health.
2:00 p.m.: The Health IT Policy Committee’s Privacy & Security Workgroup meets. Follow along here:http://bit.ly/1QZEvIP
1:00 p.m.: Our new barriers to interoperability task force meets. Check back for the full agenda here:http://bit.ly/1LO0U7r