By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – Through a series of blog posts over the last year, we’ve described our understanding of the current and potential uses of predictive models and machine learning algorithms in health care, and the role that ONC can play in shaping their development and use.
By Mark Knee & Meley Gebresellassie – The new Social Determinants of Health Information Exchange Toolkit is a practical, on-the-ground resource designed to aid the health IT community in the implementation of initiatives that recognize the importance of using SDOH information.
By Chelsea Richwine & Jordan Everson – In the midst of a growing drug overdose crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians’ use of prescription drug monitoring programs and electronic prescribing of controlled substances technology is critical to improving opioid prescribing practices…
By Carmela Couderc, Whitney Weber, & Michael Wittie – December 1st was World AIDS Day, when we collectively remember those who died due to AIDS-related illnesses and renew our commitment to work together to end the HIV epidemic and support people with HIV.
By Carmen Smiley & Julie Pursley – One of the single greatest social determinants of health is where a patient lives. It can determine their risk factor for a specific illness or chronic disease, such as asthma, and can also affect much broader measures of well-being and life expectancy.
By Seth Pazinski, Lauren Richie & Kim Lundberg – ONC works to ensure that health IT improves the health and health care of all Americans, including vulnerable populations such as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Three key ONC priorities – health equity, care coordination, and information sharing – are critical to this community.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of January that we think deserve sharing again.
By Elise Sweeney Anthony – October is a great month for so many reasons. Costume shopping with the kids, the beauty of autumn, and—hitting close to home for me as a breast cancer survivor—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It is a time to raise awareness about breast cancer, share how early detection can save lives, and remind us all that breast cancer is not just a disease that threatens women.
By Samantha Meklir & Al Taylor – Over the past decade, ONC has worked with health IT developers, standards development organizations, healthcare providers, patient advocates, HIE administrators, state public health agencies, and other stakeholders to advance an interoperable health IT infrastructure across the country.
By Stephanie Garcia MPH, Jawanna Henry, Danica Marinac-Dabic & Teresa Zayas Cabán – ONC recently released results from the Coordinated Registry Network for Women’s Health Technologies project, a collaborative effort conducted with the FDA and NIH to enable researchers to generate real-world evidence using data that address some women’s health issues.
By Karen DeSalvo & Jocelyn Samuels – The Office for Civil Rights released a HIPAA fact sheet earlier this year reinforcing patients’ right to access their health information and clarifying, among other things, that patients may be charged only limited fees for copies of their health information.
By Lucia Savage & Deven McGraw – For many years now, health IT developers, consumer advocates, and representatives from U.S and international governments have converged on Washington D.C. each spring for Health Datapalooza. New this year is a Privacy and Security Day.