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News by Topic: Health information technology

HHS: Meetings: Health Information Technology Advisory Committee; 2018 Schedule Federal Register
Mar 8, 2018 - Notice from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announcing the 2018 Health Information Technology Advisory Committee schedule for the review of policy recommendations and priorities.
Source: Federal Register
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Trump Administration Announces MyHealthEData Initiative to Put Patients at the Center of the US Healthcare System
Mar 6, 2018 - Announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a new initiative from the Trump Administration that aims to give patients greater control over their healthcare data. The initiative, MyHealthEData, would allow patients to access their data and take it with them to new providers. Also touches on a speech given by CMS Administrator Seema Verma where she announced the launch of Medicare's Blue Button 2.0, which is a new, secure method for patients to digitally access and share their healthcare information.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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HHS: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Federal Register
Feb 28, 2018 - Announces a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Standards Subcommittee on March 26, 2018 to discuss regulations adopting standards, code sets, and identifiers to support electronic health information exchange for retail pharmacy and medical transactions.
Source: Federal Register
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A Conversation with Marty Fattig
Jan 16, 2018 - Radio conversation with Marty Fattig, CEO of a Critical Access Hospital in Nebraska, the Chairman of the Rural Health Advisory Commission, and a member of the Critical Access Hospital Advisory Council and the Critical Access Hospital Advisory Board on Quality. Discussion includes electronic health records and the use of technology to improve rural healthcare, the work being done by the Nemaha County Hospital, and the value of small, rural hospitals' flexibility, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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