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HIM/HIT Northern Virginia Regional Conference

Northern Virginia Community College will host the Northern Virginia Health Information Management/Health Information Technology Regional Conference on May 23, 2013 from 10am until 3pm.  The conference will be held at the Ernst Cultural Center on the NOVA Annandale Campus.

Agenda Items Include:

Applying Innovation to the Work of Government: A Case Study of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Colleagues,

Please find below a link to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) commentary, published today, authored by Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ONC, HHS) ...

In it, Dr. Mostashari describes:

  - The measurable progress acheived to date in EHR adoption

  - How a policy framework based on testing, certification and "Meaningful Use" has led to a dramatic increase in EHR adoption 

Office of the National Coordinator Health IT Announces Major New Open Source Release .... CONNECT 3.3

Colleagues,

 

Please see announcment and hyperlink below from one of the most important efforts advocating open source software in healthcare, the Federal Health Architecture Program Management Office at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONCHIT), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

 

A Federal Jump-start for Health IT ...

Colleagues,

See article and link from MIT Tech Review of interview with the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ...

Conrad Clyburn

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 White House aide leads push to improve health-care IT with billions in stimulus funds.

A Federal Jump-start for Health IT ... White House aide leads push to improve health-care IT with billions in stimulus funds.

Colleagues,

See article and link from MIT Tech Review of interview with the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ...

Conrad Clyburn

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In a landmark government effort to drive American health care into the information age, the February 2009 stimulus bill earmarked about $30 billion in incentives for doctors and hospitals who install electronic medical records—paying up to $63,750 to individual physician and millions to hospitals.

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