- Celebrate National Health IT Week
- #AskVindell Twitter Chat
- Model Privacy Notice Twitter Chat
- WEBINAR: Improving EHR Usability and Patient Safety
- UPDATE: Hospital Health IT Adoption and Use Dashboard
- UPDATE: Hospital Health IT Adoption and Use Public Use File
Next week, September 26-30, is National Health IT Week. There are a number of exciting announcements planned and we’ll be giving you daily updates on all things ONC and health IT. In addition, we are holding two Twitter chats to commemorate the week.
First up, Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health IT, will be taking your questions on Tuesday, September 27 from 11a.m. – 12p.m. ET using #AskVindell. We’ll be discussing the current state of health IT, where we’re going from here, and answering your questions. It’s your chance to hear directly from the new National Coordinator!
On Thursday, September 29 at 2p.m. ET we’ll be holding a Twitter chat to discuss the Model Privacy Notice using #MPNchat. Similar to the Nutritional Facts label, the Model Privacy Notice (MPN) is being designed to provide a snapshot of a company’s existing privacy and security practices to help consumers make informed choices when selecting products that collect digital health information.
Join ONC’s Dr. Andy Gettinger, Chief Medical Information Officer, on Wednesday, October 5 to discuss new recommendations on how to improve the design and testing of electronic health record systems to prevent medical errors, improve clinician workflow and enhance the quality of care. Dr. Peter Pronovost, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dr. Josh Rising, Director, Healthcare Programs, The Pew Charitable Trusts with both be speaking.Register for the event
The Hospital Health IT Adoption and Use dashboard now includes 2015 estimates of 20 measures for hospitals in all 50 states and DC. Measures include (1) adoption of electronic health records, (2) rates of hospital exchange of patient health information with other health care providers, (3) the present state of interoperable health information exchange, and current (4) hospital capabilities to provide their patients access to their health information and securely message with their health care provider. Use the dashboard to create choropleth maps of this data across all US states. You can create a state map of each of the twenty measures, saving the map as an image for your use.
Now with 2015 results from the American Hospital Association (AHA) survey, the Hospital Health IT Adoption and Use Public Use File provides access to over 20 measures of EHR adoption, health information exchange with other providers, interoperability, and patient engagement capabilities for hospitals in all 50 states and DC. The 2015 update of the dataset now includes state-level estimates for all four domains of interoperability: hospitals can electronically find, send, receive, and use key clinical information. The dataset is available in three open formats: CSV, JSON, and XML, and full documentation gives you all the information you need to analyze and communicate these measures.