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NSTIC announces $1M healthcare pilot project opportunity

NIST anticipates funding one award in the range of $750,000 to $1,000,000 for 18  months to focus on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.

ONC to more closely police EHRs under proposed rule

A new proposal from the Health and Human Services Department aims to give the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, or ONC, a more hands-on role in the oversight of certified electronic health records.

White House launches new commitments under Precision Medicine Initiative

The Obama administration today unveiled a series of next steps in its Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to study the health records and DNA of 1 million volunteers.

ONC ramps up interoperability efforts with new Tech Lab and proving ground

The Health and Human Services Department unveiled a new platform yesterday for sharing and collaborating on projects that promote health information technology interoperability.

ONC: Consumer confidence in EHR security, privacy grew from 2012-2014

Consumers' confidence in the security and privacy of their electronic health records was higher in 2014 than it was in the two years prior, according to a new data brief published by the Health and Human Services Department.

The president's 2017 budget request: Health and Human Services Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget requested $82.8 billion in discretionary funding for the Health and Human Services Department, slightly less than fiscal 2016 enacted levels. 

White House recaps Precision Medicine progress, calls for public involvement

It's been one year since the White House launched its Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to study the health records and DNA of 1 million volunteers. In his fiscal 2016 budget request, the president earmarked $215 million across agencies for the program.

ONC issues 2016 interoperability standards catalog

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC, issued late last month its 2016 catalog of standards for interoperable health IT, which incorporates two rounds of public comments and recommendations made in response to the inaugural 2015 document.

Healthcare API task force gets to work

An 11-member task force convened by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to address the use of application programming interfaces, or APIs, to better share health information met for the first time last week.

Role of IPO questioned in DoD-VA EHR interoperability hearing

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments' Interagency Program Office was designed to be "a single point of accountability" for health record interoperability efforts, but lawmakers are right to question its very existence, said a Government Accountability Office official.