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Addressing Evolving Health Information Technology Needs in Pediatric Care: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Informational Resource (IR)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

<p>Hot off the presses, the Pediatric Health Information Technology: <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/page/2022-11/Pediatric%20NAS%20IR_2022.11.pdf">Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Informational Resource (NAS IR) [PDF &#8211; 808 KB]</a> is a new resource from ONC to support pediatric care and practice settings specific to neonatal abstinence syndrome. The NAS IR builds upon prior efforts included in the ONC Pediatric Health Information Technology <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/health-it-pediatric-care-and-practice-settings">Informational Resources</a> (IR) for health IT developers and for health care providers, and includes information about the implementation of health IT and its use as part of delivering health care to infants experiencing withdrawal after maternal exposure to opioids and other substances during pregnancy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-data/addressing-evolving-health-information-technology-needs-in-pediatric-care-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-nas-informational-resource-ir">Addressing Evolving Health Information Technology Needs in Pediatric Care: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Informational Resource (IR)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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HITAC Recommendations on ONC Adopted Standards

Thursday, November 10, 2022

<p>The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently submitted their final report and recommendations related to ONC adopted standards and implementation specifications referenced in federal regulations. The report and recommendations are based on the work of the HITAC’s 2022 Adopted Standards Task Force and are responsive to a 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) (42 U.S. Code § 300jj–13) provision that requires the national coordinator to convene stakeholders to review the existing set of adopted standards and implementation specifications and make recommendations with respect to whether to maintain the use of such standards and implementation specifications;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it-implementation/hitac-recommendations-on-onc-adopted-standards">HITAC Recommendations on ONC Adopted Standards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Actionable ways to meet the 2015 Edition Cures Update requirements

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

<p>The 2015 Edition Cures Update made several changes to the ONC Health IT Certification Program (Certification Program), including new functionalities; new, removed, and revised criteria; and new requirements establishing the <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/certification-ehrs/conditions-maintenance-certification">Conditions and Maintenance of Certification</a>. This means that most health IT developers of certified health IT (certified health IT developers) will be required to update their certified Health IT Modules by December 31, 2022. As we approach this deadline, it is important to remember that meeting the Certification Program requirements and avoiding non-conformities is up to each certified health IT developer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/healthit-certification/actionable-ways-to-meet-the-2015-edition-cures-update-requirements">Actionable ways to meet the 2015 Edition Cures Update requirements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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OSTP, in Partnership with ONC, Seeks Input on Optimizing Data Capture for Clinical Trials

Monday, October 31, 2022

<p><em>This blog post is co-authored with Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Director for Health Technologies, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Grail Sipes, Assistant Director for Biomedical Regulatory Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. </em><br /> The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for a coordinated clinical trials enterprise, one that can swiftly characterize emerging viral threats and evaluate the effectiveness of vaccines, therapeutics, and other countermeasures across a diversity of trial participants.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-data/ostp-in-partnership-with-onc-seeks-input-on-optimizing-data-capture-for-clinical-trials">OSTP, in Partnership with ONC, Seeks Input on Optimizing Data Capture for Clinical Trials</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Moving Standards to Support SDOH Data Capture from the Sandbox to Production

Thursday, October 27, 2022

<p>ONC is working alongside Health Level Seven International (HL7®) and with a wide range of partners from health care, government (federal and states), community-based organizations, developers, providers, and industry stakeholders to launch a national <a href="https://confluence.hl7.org/display/GRAV/Gravity+Project+Pilots+Affinity+Group+Home">Gravity Project Pilots Affinity Group</a>. This new group will pilot the <a href="http://hl7.org/fhir/us/sdoh-clinicalcare/">SDOH Clinical Care FHIR Implementation Guide</a> (SDOH CC IG) as a way to further the development and adoption of social determinants of health (SDOH) standards.  Additionally,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-equity/moving-standards-to-support-sdoh-data-capture-from-the-sandbox-to-production">Moving Standards to Support SDOH Data Capture from the Sandbox to Production</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Interoperability in Action: ONC Informs CMS Ruling on Hospital Measures for Public Health and Health Equity Reporting

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

<p>This is the second blog post in a <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/category/blog-series-cms-ipps-rule">two-part series</a> that examines how policies finalized by the Centers for Medicare &#38; Medicaid Services (CMS) in the <a href="https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/fy-2023-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-system-ipps-and-long-term-care-hospital-prospective">2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule</a> are advancing the use of interoperable health IT. <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/blog-series-cms-ipps-rule/interoperability-in-action-cms-rule-builds-on-onc-initiatives-to-simplify-health-information-exchange">Previously</a>, we looked at a new measure under CMS’s Promoting Interoperability Program that rewards hospitals for exchanging information under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, or TEFCA. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/blog-series-cms-ipps-rule/interoperability-in-action-onc-informs-cms-ruling-on-hospital-measures-for-public-health-and-health-equity-reporting">Interoperability in Action: ONC Informs CMS Ruling on Hospital Measures for Public Health and Health Equity Reporting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Two Sides of the AI/ML Coin in Health Care

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

<p>As we’ve <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-data/minimizing-risks-and-maximizing-rewards-from-machine-learning">previously discussed</a>, algorithms—step by step instructions (rules) to perform a task or solve a problem, especially by a computer—have been widely used in health care for decades.  One clear use of these algorithms is through evidence-based, <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/safety/clinical-decision-support">clinical decision support interventions</a> (DSIs). Today, we see a rapid growth in data-based, predictive DSIs, which use models created using machine learning (ML) algorithms or other statistical approaches that analyze large volumes of real-world data (called “training data”) to find patterns and make recommendations.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/blog-series-artificial-intelligence-machine-learning/ai-ml-in-health-care">Two Sides of the AI/ML Coin in Health Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Where APIs meet Health Equity by Design: Introducing the FHIRedApp Health Innovation

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

<p>With a heightened focus on health equity throughout our work, ONC has adopted the concept of “<a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/embracing-health-equity-by-design">health equity by design</a>.” Along those lines, health IT can, and should, be used to better identify and mitigate disparities while enhancing opportunities for underrepresented populations. In 2019, under the <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/leading-edge-acceleration-projects-leap-health-information-technology-health-it">Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP)</a> for Health IT program, ONC funded the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School (Dell Med) to design,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-innovation/where-apis-meet-health-equity-by-design-introducing-the-fhiredapp-health-innovation">Where APIs meet Health Equity by Design: Introducing the FHIRedApp Health Innovation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Interoperability in Action: CMS Rule Builds on ONC Initiatives to Simplify Health Information Exchange

Thursday, October 13, 2022

<p>On August 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare &#38; Medicaid Services (CMS) <a href="https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/new-cms-rule-increases-payments-acute-care-hospitals-and-advances-health-equity-maternal-health">announced final changes to its payment program for acute care hospitals in 2023</a>. The FY 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule also included policies for the 2023 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, which rewards eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) for the meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology, and for the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, which requires hospitals to report data in key areas.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/blog-series-cms-ipps-rule/interoperability-in-action-cms-rule-builds-on-onc-initiatives-to-simplify-health-information-exchange">Interoperability in Action: CMS Rule Builds on ONC Initiatives to Simplify Health Information Exchange</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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Top Three Themes from ONC’s Electronic Health Information Sharing Workshop

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

<p>ONC recently held a health care provider-focused workshop and guided discussion on opportunities and challenges related to sharing electronic health information (EHI). More than 200 people involved with utilizing health information technology (health IT) to share EHI participated in the half-day workshop. They also provided perspectives on <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/information-blocking/information-blocking-eight-regulatory-reminders-for-october-6th">October 6, 2022</a>, when the definition of “information blocking” no longer limits its focus to the subset of EHI represented by data elements in the United States Core Data for Interoperability version 1 (USCDI v1).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-information-exchange-2/top-three-themes-from-oncs-electronic-health-information-sharing-workshop">Top Three Themes from ONC’s Electronic Health Information Sharing Workshop</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p>

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