Welcome to the Health IT Buzz Blog, a service of HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). This blog was created to answer your questions about the nation’s transition to electronic health records and to create a conversation about the challenges and successes health care providers, physicians, practices, and organizations are experiencing as they transition from paper to electronic health records. 

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  • Privacy, Security, and Electronic Health Records

    Director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriguez, discusses the privacy and security of patient health information stored in electronic health records, and the role of OCR in enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

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  • EHR Case Studies

    Dr. Chris Tashjian, a family medicine specialist in rural Ellsworth, WI, provides his perspective on how electronic health records and meaningful use are helping him provide quality care for his patients.

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