Clinicians who deal with the unique needs of transgender patients should use electronic health records differently than they do for non-transgendered patients, according to a recent perspective piece by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) EHR Workgroup published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association . read more
What can the government do to better enable health information exchange (HIE)? That’s the core question the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology recently asked in a request for information (RFI). Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and chairman of the ONC’s Information Exchange Workgroup, recently spoke with HCI to talk about this complex issue. What can the government do to better enable health information exchange (HIE)? read more
The March HIT Standards Committee focused on streamlining test scripts for certification, an overview of FDA Universal Device Identifier rule making, clinical summary formats for Long Term Care, and the latest updates from ONC.