ONCHIT

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ONCHITOffice of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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ONCHIT and CMS public policy makers have done a laudable job of specifying in considerable detail their expectations for HIE participation.
(2.) By the time Obama took office, ONCHIT was renamed the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).
The turbulence resulting from the ONCHIT report only adds to the uncertainties already faced by community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) and software developers.
Lieber points out that HITECH legislation dictates that those definitions must be finalized by ONCHIT by no later than Dec.
* ONCHIT or ONC = Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
In fact, adoption should escalate in 2010 as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) policy and standards committees define meaningful use, and its impact on the qualified, reimbursed purchasing decisions for many large practices ready to take the leap.
SO: Yes, because as the federal funding guidelines have come out on these statewide HIEs, the ONCHIT folks make it very clear that they only wanted one HIE proposal from each state, so we needed to have one HIE that we could propose as the alternative for Connecticut.
ONCHIT: Office of the National Coordinator for health Information Technology, which communicates the federal agenda for healthcare IT and is currently headed by Dr.
Congress has promised over $30 million this year to HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) to overcome technical and policy-related barriers that inhibit the use of EMRs.
It's incumbent upon HHS, CMS and ONCHIT to scenario-play their meaningful use certification requirements all the way down the line to find the wiggle room some will exploit.
The new act also specifies the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) as the primary agency charged with ongoing development of nationwide health IT infrastructure and establishes health IT Policy and Standards Committees.
In several of the revisions to its recommendations announced July 16, the Meaningful Use Work Group of ONCHIT's HIT Policy Committee demonstrated flexibility and a willingness to compromise in order to gain wider acceptance.