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During National Kidney Month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) joins communities across the country to raise awareness about kidney disease and to highlight our efforts to support patients through research. In particular, ONC is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to enhance data infrastructure for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) through a project a...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Stephanie Garcia, MPH | View Count: (3)
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Calling all COVID-19 Health IT Projects

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Just over four years ago, I announced the launch of the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG), an open, community platform where you can share, learn, and be inspired by interoperability projects taking place across the nation. If you’re working on a COVID-19 interoperability project, you will have the ability to share it with your colleagues through the IPG and tag it “COVID-19.” You can also quickly get to COVID-19 tagged projects by clicking this link.
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | View Count: (4)
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60 and over in the time of COVID-19? Read on.

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I know, 60-year-olds. You’re not old. In fact, we’ve found that, when people think “old,” they think of someone about 10 years older than they are right now. But, because we’ve been warned about the effects of the Coronavirus on people 60+, listen up. Because scammers follow the headlines and know you might have this on your mind.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Jennifer Leach | View Count: (5)
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Got student loan debt? Read this.

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You’ve probably seen ads for companies that can help you lower – or even totally get rid of – your student loan debt. Some of those companies just take your money and do nothing for you.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Ari Lazarus | View Count: (5)
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Socially distancing from COVID-19 robocall scams

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Scammers – and scammy companies – are using illegal robocalls to profit from Coronavirus-related fears. Listen to some of the latest scammy robocall pitches, so you can be on the lookout and know how to respond. (Here’s a hint: hang up!)
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Karen Hobbs | View Count: (13)
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Telemedicine Resources During COVID-19

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NCQA Blog NCQA Blog - The  COVID-19 crisis has disrupted normal operations in many communities. We also know that an organization’s staff, patients and members are its priority. It’s a good idea to use telemedicine as an extension of care to safely support patients and the care team during this time. NCQA doesn’t have all the answers about how to […] Telemedicine Resources During COVID-19 Jazmyne Carter
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It's dizzying, the amount of information out there about the Coronavirus. You’re dealing with story after story online and through social media, television, radio, and in newspapers and magazines — each with its own take — at all hours of the day and night, from all around the world. So how can we sort out what’s real and what’s not?
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No new cases have been reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 17 February 2020 (Figure 1).
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COVID-19 and Telehealth Expansion

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NCQA Blog NCQA Blog - With COVID-19 keeping everyone in doors, how can one reach their doctor about health-related services and concerns? Here’s how—telehealth. It’s the best way to get long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders and more. Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced major steps to expand Americans’ access to telehealth services during […] COVID-19 and Telehealth Expansion Jazmyne Carter
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Tools for Good Kidney Health

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NCQA Blog NCQA Blog - When working to eliminate any disease—the more you know, the better. During National Kidney Month, NCQA is partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) to raise awareness of kidney disease and its risk factors. NCQA has worked with CMS OMH for several years to identify and address […] Tools for Good Kidney Health Jazmyne Carter
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