On Wednesday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched a new interactive dashboard offering information about the agency's grant programs and other health IT activities across the U.S., NextGov reports (Pulley, NextGov, 5/9).
The Health IT Dashboard includes:
- Information about all ONC grant programs; and
- Detailed performance data on regional extension centers and the Community College Consortia program.
The dashboard also includes more than 150 maps depicting ONC data at different regional levels (Walsh, CMIO, 5/9).
Victor Lazzaro -- performance officer and director for dashboard projects at ONC -- said, "The release of the Health IT Dashboard is a significant milestone, and we are glad to welcome the website as a tool for delivering key data to ONC's stakeholders and the interested public" (Miliard, Healthcare IT News, 5/9).
In June, ONC plans to launch an electronic health record and health information exchange dashboard featuring more state-level maps, charts and data showing trends in physician and hospital adoption of health IT (CMIO, 5/9).