After #ONC2015 it is back to working on #BlueButton

This week I attended the #ONC2015 Annual meeting. It was a great event with a lot of buzz and plenty of people passionate to make health care better through the application of technology. Interoperability was at the top of the agenda and infused every aspect of the meeting. After an intense two days it is time to get back to work at CMS and focus on the “coal face” of interoperability: Updating BlueButton for Medicare beneficiaries.… [More...]

#ONC2015 Michael McCoy (new CIO at ONC) introduces the final session

Fireside Chat with Drs. Mark McClellan and Elliott Fisher (International Ballroom)

Elliott Fisher was thwarted by the New England Snow Storm and was unable to make it to Washington.… [More...]

#ONC2015 Advancing Consumer Mediated Exchange

Advancing Consumer Mediated Exchange (Jefferson East)

This session will highlight real examples of consumer-mediated exchange occurring across the country including implementation approaches and tactics. You will learn what systems need to be in place to support consumer mediated exchange or the implementation of new technologies. Learn the benefits that have emerged from successful consumer mediated exchange.[More...]

#ONC2015 Chris Muir introduces Direct Project Update with David Kibbe @DirectTrustOrg and @Aaron_M_Seib, John Hall, @Greg_Meyer93

Direct: Industry Update (Lincoln West) This session will provide an industry update on Direct, a standards-based means of secure messaging and a health information exchange protocol required in certified products used by health care providers participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Program. Session participants will hear from Direct Community leaders about the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry, and hear from leaders of nationwide trust communities about scaling trust when using Direct.[More...]

#ONC2015 S&I Standards Deep Dive

Deep Dive on the Standards & Interoperability Initiatives (Georgetown West)This session will provide a general overview of the S&I Framework and processes as well as provide a deep dive technical discussion on four different S&I framework initiatives: Data Access Framework, Structured Data Capture, electronic Long Term Services and Supports and Data Provenance.[More...]

#ONC2015 Voice of the Caregiver and disruptive consumer: Angela Kennedy. Data is critical for the patient.

Angela Kennedy talking about her journey after one of her daughters was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

“The Consumer is the center of care”

How do you get access to the right care? Lie or beg… should it have to be this way?

Doctor’s office was reluctant to release information (Pulminary Function Tests), despite signing a release.… [More...]

#ONC2015 @SecBurwell Sylvia Matthews Burwell address the ONC Meeting

Remarks from HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell (International Ballroom) (@SecBurwellWeb Site Disclaimers)

Committed to supporting the Health IT community.

We have a common interest in building a Health Care System that is smarter and more efficient.

Unanimous agreement that current system under delivers on Access, Affordability and Quality.… [More...]

#ONC2015 Day 2 starts with a panel of National Coordinators past and present inc @Farzad_MD @DavidBlumenthal @KBDeSalvo

A Conversation with ONC’s National Coordinators – Past and Present (International Ballroom)


#ONC2015 finish the day with a Fireside chat by @KBDeSalvo with Tom Daschle and #BFrist

Fireside Chat with Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist (International Ballroom)

How can we support Information Exchange across the care continuum?… [More...]

#ONC2015 Interoperability Roadmap and Standards Moderated by @KBDeSalvo

Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and Standards Advisory (International Ballroom)

Karen DeSalvo

We can’t get there in one step.… [More...]