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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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Public Health Data Systems Hearing: Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19

Thursday, July 1, 2021

<p>As part of  HHS’s response to President Biden’s <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-ensuring-a-data-driven-response-to-covid-19-and-future-high-consequence-public-health-threats/">Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats</a>, ONC’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently held an expert panel hearing to understand the performance of public health data systems during the COVID-19 pandemic  response and other gap areas in current infrastructure.<br /> The HITAC members heard from a variety of experts to further inform the work of the Public Health Data Systems Task Force.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/public-health-data-systems-hearing-ensuring-a-data-driven-response-to-covid-19">Public Health Data Systems Hearing: Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19</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/~4/3CcipX4vHqw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Health Affairs Article Points to HIO Readiness & Engagement in TEFCA

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

<p>The best way to gather information is by going straight to the source. That’s exactly what ONC did to learn and assess the state of health information entities, also known as health information exchange organizations (HIOs), across the country.  A recent survey conducted by Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein of University of California San Francisco (USCF), with ONC support, is the sixth national HIO survey of its kind. This instrument placed a particular emphasis on the proposed <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/interoperability/trusted-exchange-framework-and-common-agreement">Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/health-affairs-article-points-to-hio-readiness-engagement-in-tefca">Health Affairs Article Points to HIO Readiness &#038; Engagement in TEFCA</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/rOPiPAH9WBM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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ONC Health IT Framework for Advancing SDOH Data Use and Interoperability

Thursday, June 17, 2021

<p><a href="https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/social-determinants-health">Social determinants of health</a> (SDOH) are the conditions in environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and <a href="https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/social-determinants-health">risks</a>. Addressing inequities in these conditions, driven in large part due to the root causes of poverty and <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/racism-disparities/index.html">racism</a>, can be supported in part through the collection, documentation, reporting, access and use of SDOH data.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/onc-health-it-framework-for-advancing-sdoh-data-use-and-interoperability">ONC Health IT Framework for Advancing SDOH Data Use and Interoperability</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/w5tXwblDsc4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Comment Period for the Draft Project US@ Specification to Open Soon

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

<p>As we continue to learn more about all of the factors that affect our health, where we live has proven to become more insightful over time. Our ability to study and measure health impacts, conduct public health monitoring across communities, deliver medications safely to patients, and a number of other efforts rely on the availability and accuracy of patient address data. Clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals must also have the ability to successfully link disparate records,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/comment-period-for-the-draft-project-us-specification-to-open-soon">Comment Period for the Draft Project US@ Specification to Open Soon</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/lbMxSHkF02A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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