Jan 5, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today released for comment a draft trusted exchange framework for sharing health information across networks, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed framework would…
Oct 31, 2017
AHA statement to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on health information technology.
Aug 25, 2017
AHA comments on the trusted exchange framework and comment agreements released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health InformationTechnology in July.
Apr 4, 2017
AHA's comments for the record on information security in the health care field.
Dec 1, 2016
Please contact your senators today and urge them to support the revised 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which is designed to overhaul drug development and accelerate new cures and treatments.
Nov 29, 2016
AHA letter to Congress expressing support for the 21st Century Cures bill.
Nov 28, 2016
Please contact your representative today and urge him or her to support the revised version of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which is designed to overhaul drug development and accelerate new cures and treatments.
May 31, 2016
An estimated 84% of non-federal acute care hospitals had at least a basic electronic health record in 2015, up from 76% in 2014 and 28% in 2011, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information…
Mar 2, 2016
Seventeen companies that make an estimated 90% of the electronic health record (EHR) products used by hospitals have pledged to help providers share health information for care whenever permitted by law, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Feb. 29. They also pledged…
Feb 29, 2016
Hospitals are adopting health information technology (IT) to enable providers to capture and securely transmit and receive patient care and health data. This information supports clinicians in making more informed decisions at the point of care and increases efficiency by eliminating redundant tests and streamlining administrative processes. Patients also benefit by gaining easier, automated access to their health data.