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The Marriage of Technology and Policy: How Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Has Impacted Opioid Prescriptions in New York

Thursday, September 23, 2021

<p>When a family member, friend, or loved one develops an opioid addiction, few people know how to respond. Similarly, it is often difficult for healthcare providers to know how to best prevent, detect, and treat opioid use disorder, and almost every provider in the country has had encounters with patients experiencing addiction. As trusted guardians of their patients’ well-being, providers are exploring how to use technology to augment their experience, skill, and knowledge for improved care.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/the-marriage-of-technology-and-policy-how-electronic-prescribing-of-controlled-substances-has-impacted-opioid-prescriptions-in-new-york">The Marriage of Technology and Policy: How Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Has Impacted Opioid Prescriptions in New York</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/e8h71akoiUs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Moving ahead on Information Sharing

Thursday, September 16, 2021

<p>The <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/01/2020-07419/21st-century-cures-act-interoperability-information-blocking-and-the-onc-health-it-certification">ONC Cures Act Final Rule</a> went into effect on April 5, 2021 and as a result we have seen an increase in both the quantity and complexity of questions regarding the regulations. We’re eager to help the industry successfully implement these new requirements and, even more important, to reap the many benefits it offers for patients, providers, health insurers, developers, and the possibilities it opens up for public health, population health, research – really,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/information-blocking/moving-ahead-on-information-sharing">Moving ahead on Information Sharing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/jAdySyVeYK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Using Standards to Focus on Transitions of Care

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

<p>Transitions of care (e.g. from a nursing home to an emergency department) are often difficult, but are even more dangerous for the patient and healthcare providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ONC is working with private-sector innovators to find unique and rapid ways to help move patients from the hospital to the nursing home, or vice versa.<br /> The <a href="https://oncprojectracking.healthit.gov/wiki/display/TechLab360X/360X+Home">360X project</a> was formed by ONC to define implementation guidance that enables health IT interoperability in support of patient transitions of care.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/using-standards-to-focus-on-transitions-of-care">Using Standards to Focus on Transitions of Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/8zSh4iJeLYk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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By LEAPs and Bounds: Newest Round of Awardees Seek to Advance Health Equity and Research

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

<p>Each year since 2018, new Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT awardees join an entrepreneurial group dedicated to developing and scaling technological breakthroughs. Together, these awardees bring forth solutions to advance research capabilities and improve care delivery. This year is no exception. The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and DARTNet Institute are the newest awardees under ONC’s LEAP in Health IT funding opportunity.<br /> For 2021, LEAP in Health IT focused on two areas of interest:</p> <ul> <li>Area 1: Referral Management to Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Aligned with Clinical Care</li> <li>Area 2: Health IT Tools to Make Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data Research- and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Ready</li> </ul> <h4>Referral Management to Address SDOH Aligned with Clinical Care</h4> <p>ONC recently announced the release of <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/isa/sites/isa/files/2021-07/USCDI-Version-2-July-2021-Final.pdf">United States Core Data for Interoperability Version 2 (USCDI v2)</a>,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/by-leaps-and-bounds-newest-round-of-awardees-seek-to-advance-health-equity-and-research">By LEAPs and Bounds: Newest Round of Awardees Seek to Advance Health Equity and Research</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/kxYaLSfCRNo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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The Heat is On: US Caught FHIR in 2019

Thursday, July 29, 2021

<p>In 2018, the United States was at a turning point with respect to the adoption and implementation of the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard in health information technology (health IT). At that time, our analysis, outlined in a <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/heat-wave-the-u-s-is-poised-to-catch-fhir-in-2019">previous blog post</a> predicted that the U.S. could soon see widespread adoption of certified application programming interface (API) technology enabled with FHIR. The results are in, and the findings are encouraging.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/the-heat-is-on-us-caught-fhir-in-2019">The Heat is On: US Caught FHIR in 2019</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/mt7_RhePs5c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Opportunity Trifecta: ISA, SVAP and Draft USCDI Version 3 Feedback Period Now Open

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

<p>On the heels of the release of United States Core Data for Interoperability USCDI Version 2 (USCDI v2), ONC has also opened a single, synchronized feedback period for the Interoperability Standards Advisory(ISA), the Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP), and the draft United States Core Data for Interoperability Version 3 (USCDI v3). Taken together, ISA, SVAP, and draft USCDI v3 enable ONC to engage with the health care community to advance health IT standards that support high priority target areas such as the COVID-19 public health emergency,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/opportunity-trifecta-isa-svap-and-draft-uscdi-version-3-feedback-period-now-open">Opportunity Trifecta: ISA, SVAP and Draft USCDI Version 3 Feedback Period Now Open</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/M0tDeqTWqNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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What’s on Deck for the 2021 Tech Forum?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

<p>It’s finally time for the <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/news/events/2021-onc-tech-forum-virtual">2021 ONC Tech Forum</a>! This year’s Tech Forum will be held virtually on two consecutive Fridays: September 10 and 17, 2021.* Come join us to hear about industry perspectives on the progress made in health IT over the past year, and how we can continue to advance health technology to improve patient care, health equity, data exchange, and interoperability.  Presenters from across the nation will discuss the ways in which the use of health IT supports national needs on topics such as social determinants of health (SDOH),</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/whats-on-deck-for-the-2021-tech-forum">What’s on Deck for the 2021 Tech Forum?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/bk_6yBPhk10" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Does ONC’s Certification Program Affect Interoperability? New Evidence and Implications

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

<p>ONC is excited to share findings from newly published research that sheds light on the impact adoption of 2015 Edition certified health information technology (health IT) has had on hospitals’ rates of interoperability. In a recently published Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association article called <a href="http://track.smtpsendmail.com/9032119/c?p=-u34KzPTtvb-Xi9h_vIgsYM6yUxbhRnUAMWIK0mHf0rJfBiVjiKeTwnyXyDohb38EYe2cAMjhZl3bstk2fW6NAWVYoZWUnfUYBKGfbzN3AbtW5OjSY-AqzdW1OVgCGLcm0i3IVt2yGt2D4SOAcPCAcUFtVLmxSaMZkk2NJflnj3Up4bzMG3UsiKwk1UO0KzXECzF9yZ22GPR9aYEgiIEiXFKerWHsbYpRP-wy4CqjBj7HDzMdS47B-IppV8cQvq7V14lsWeAYf7zNVc0tQ15Hg=="><em>Impact of the 2015 Health Information Technology Certification Edition on Interoperability among Hospitals</em></a>, we examined how variation in the adoption of 2015 Edition certified health IT impacted key measures of interoperable exchange.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/does-oncs-certification-program-affect-interoperability-new-evidence-and-implications">Does ONC’s Certification Program Affect Interoperability? New Evidence and Implications</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/x0dn0Q5N09A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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A New Window into How Certified Health IT Is Being Used

Thursday, July 15, 2021

<p>In section 3009A of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures Act), Congress created the “Electronic Health Record Reporting Program” and required health IT developers participating in the ONC Health IT Certification Program to publicly report certain information about their certified health IT products consistent with a new “condition of maintaining certification.” The goal of this program is to bolster market competitiveness by making publicly available comparative information on the capabilities and uses of certified EHR systems.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/healthit-certification/a-new-window-into-how-certified-health-it-is-being-used">A New Window into How Certified Health IT Is Being Used</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/eMa1s3J6Vlc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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TEFCA Will be Live in 2022

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

<p>Today we are pleased to announce the timeline for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The 21st Century Cures Act, signed by President Obama in 2016, calls on ONC to “develop or support a trusted exchange framework, including a common agreement among health information networks nationally.”<br /> In August 2019, ONC awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to administer a new nationwide network based on the Common Agreement.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/tefca-will-be-live-in-2022">TEFCA Will be Live in 2022</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog">Health IT Buzz</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/healthitbuzzblog/~4/z_1hfBebl3w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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