- Learn about the 6th National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
- REGISTER NOW! Final Move Health Data Forward Challenge Webinar on August 18
- ICYMI – WEBINAR: Workforce Training for Health IT Professionals: Staying Current in the Changing Healthcare Environment
- ICYMI – WEBINAR: Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs
- Federal Advisory Committee Schedule August 15 - August 19
Dr. Vindell Washington (@VindellW) is ONC’s new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Learn more about his journey to ONC by visiting the Health IT Buzz Blog - From Haiti to Health IT: My Journey to ONC.
The deadline for the Move Health Data Forward Challenge is quickly approaching. The challenge encourages participants to create an API solution to allow people to securely authorize the movement of their health data to destinations they choose. Applications for the challenge are dueSeptember 8, 2016. A webinar on August 18, at 3p.m. ET will provide information about the challenge and ONC staff will be available to answer your questions.
Please register online for the webinar.
In case you missed them, there are more upcoming webinars in August.
ICYMI – WEBINAR: Workforce Training for Health IT Professionals: Staying Current in the Changing Healthcare Environment
ONC will be hosting an informational webinar that features speakers from ONC and grantee communities providing an update on the Workforce Training Program for Health IT Professionals.
New health IT training programs are now available to help health care workers and others stay current in the changing health care environment and deliver care more effectively. These new sessions include online and face-to-face formats, and are customized to address specific health IT skills needed by physicians, nurses, care coordinators, health IT specialists and other healthcare workers.
For more information, register for our upcoming informational webinar, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 1-2 p.m. ET.
An AHRQ webinar is being held Monday, August 29, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. ET to discuss the safe use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, specifically, methods to evaluate the safety of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) functionality. Presenters will discuss methods to identify ‘wrong-patient’ errors when ordering medications and tests and will describe updates to a CPOE evaluation tool that assesses critical alerts.
Earn 1.5 hours of continuing medical education credits (CME)/continuing education units (CEUs) for participating.
Please register online at webex.com.
There are no Federal Advisory Committee meetings scheduled August 8 - August 12.