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Millennials take the lead when it comes to using technology to track fitness and personal wellness goals and to compare provider quality, according to a report by Deloitte.

“We need balance between standardized data and that data that is messier and harder to deal with but has equal value,” said Sally Okun, RN, vice president of advocacy, policy and patient safety at PatientsLikeMe, speaking at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit. If providers don’t find a way to establish that balance, “we will miss the opportunity to learn what participants can tell us about their real lives.”

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued the final version of the Interoperability Roadmap, which “lays out the milestones, calls to action and commitments that public and private stakeholders should focus on achieving,” according to a blog post authored by National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, and Erica Galvez, ONC’s Interoperability and Exchange Portfolio Manager.

The final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3 is out and addressed concerns regarding reporting burden, interoperability and reporting periods. 

With a big question mark hanging over its future, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality launched its 2015 Research Conference on Oct. 5.

“Telemedicine is changing so fast.” This was the message of Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), speaking during the organization’s monthly video update, before delving into the topic of licensing across state lines. 

Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has yet to finalize a rule to ease compliance with Stages 1 and 2 of Meaningful Use, the American Medical Association is calling on the agency to create an automatic hardship exemption for physicians who did not have the opportunity to report successfully this year.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT just held its fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit and data, analytics and patients were at the center of several sessions. 

"There really is a revolution happening. Patients are at the epicenter of the change," said Jon White, MD, deputy national coordinator, opening the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit.

Health IT shouldn't replace people but augment them, said D.J. Patil, PhD, the White House’s chief data scientist, speaking at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit on Oct. 1.

In conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) fifth annual Consumer Health IT Summit, the agency issued new data briefs and updated figures on key measures. 

After years of debate, several delays and lots of preparation, the big news this week was that it's finally time to start using the ICD-10 codeset.