[ Thursday, July 08, 2010 ]


HHS Presser: David Blumenthal (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (otherwise known as Office of the National Coordinator, or ONC): More discussion (context) of NPRM and new websites

Goal: interoperable, private and secure Health Information System.

Adding Joy Pritts is a big step.

Net technologies to give patients choice of how to control use of their PHI.

New infrastructure to give advice and support: regional extension centers, HIEs at State level, training HIT workforce under HITECH including education on protecting Privacy and Security.

Working with Howard Schmidt on govt-wide cybersecurity.

National dialogue -- listening tour (ed: ugh.)

Jeff [9:50 AM]

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