June 15, 2018
Chris Nerney

House panel proposes 29 percent cut to ONC budget

Despite slashing ONC spending, Appropriations Committee draft bill calls for increase in budgets for HHS and National Institutes of Health.
April 09, 2018
Chris Nerney

ONC unveils online guide to help patients access their health records

Federal health agency also revamps HealthIT.gov website to make it more mobile-friendly.
February 21, 2018
Chris Nerney

HIMSS urges ONC to modify draft Trusted Exchange Framework

Organization proposes changes around what is required of Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) as well as the eligibility requirements for QHINs.
February 13, 2018
Chris Nerney

Healthcare advocacy groups slam Trump proposed budget cuts to HHS, ONC

The proposed cuts to various agencies within HHS send "the message that the U.S. is not committed to maintaining our role as the leading voice on medical innovation,” HIMSS said.
January 18, 2018
Chris Nerney

Why connectivity is crucial to the effectiveness of artificial intelligence in healthcare

"Without access to high quality, reliable data, the promise of AI will not be realized."
December 18, 2017
Chris Nerney

Pew, AMIA ask Congress to restore ONC funding for EHR reporting program

Trump budget cuts would eliminate 21st Century Cures Act provision aimed at helping providers choose an EHR platform.
November 01, 2017
Chris Nerney

Budget cuts, delays imperil ONC responsibilities under Cures Act

In Senate committee hearing, federal health officials refuse to report on rulemaking progress for information blocking.
September 20, 2017
Chris Nerney

Consumer tech group signs ONC interoperability pledge

"We all have the responsibility to take action to achieve open, connected care for our communities."
August 29, 2017
Chris Nerney

Pew urges focus on patient matching, data standards as interoperability fix

"Achieving the vision of nationwide exchange of information...requires that healthcare organizations are able to receive and process the data.”
August 25, 2017
Chris Nerney

EHR vendors encourage ONC to build upon interoperability progress

"Important work and investments have been made by developers, HIEs, exchange consortia, providers, payers, and other stakeholders."