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Health IT-related Posts

Health information technology (Health IT) provides the umbrella framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. For this blog we will use this tag when discussing the information system that support healthcare.

  • Today, we’ve launched an improved window shopping feature on HealthCare.gov for consumers.

  • Today, Jeff Zients offered an operational progress report on our work to improve HealthCare.gov over the past five weeks. In addition, we also released a Progress and Performance Report which provides data on the system.

  • The HealthCare.gov team continues to make technical enhancements to the site over the weekend.

  • As part of our ongoing efforts to make improvements to HealthCare.gov, we continue to focus on the need to build capacity and fix software bugs.

  • Over the weekend, we added storage capacity in the CMS Data center for HealthCare.gov. This infrastructure improvement will enable increased processing power as more users move through the system.

  • Today, Jeff Zients offered an update on our efforts to improve HealthCare.gov; data on key metrics on site performance, the progress made this week and the view looking forward.

  • Last night, we added several dozen software fixes to the HealthCare.gov website, as we continue to make steady progress towards ensuring that the site works smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of November. These fixes address key functions of the site: improving user experience; improving the enrollment process; and improving the workflow for agents, brokers and call center representatives.

  • As of this morning, we’ve completed fixes for two-thirds of the high priority bugs that our tech team working with issuers identified as being responsible for the issues with 834s transactions and Direct Enrollment.

  • Over the past few weeks, we’ve made measurable progress to improve HealthCare.gov, addressing both software glitches and hardware upgrades–all of which will make a meaningful difference in the consumer experience.

  • As we continue to improve HealthCare.Gov, we wanted to provide you with a wrap up of the fixes we’ve made to the site over the last week and an update on open enrollment.