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Accelerating API and App Connectivity: Consumer Perspectives

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

<p>With the publication of the <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/curesrule">ONC Cures Act Final Rule</a>, health IT developers, healthcare providers, and app developers now have formal direction regarding the content and transaction standards required for consumers to access their health information using standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) and healthcare apps.  Building on this work, we’ve launched a new project to help accelerate the understanding and use of standardized APIs and healthcare apps. The <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/scientific-initiatives/accelerating-apis-scientific-discovery">Accelerating APIs for Scientific Discovery</a> project is part of ONC’s efforts to spur innovation and adoption of standardized APIs to enable sharing of electronic health information among consumers,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/consumer/accelerating-api-and-app-connectivity-consumer-perspectives">Accelerating API and App Connectivity: Consumer Perspectives</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/QVh0edUd2fc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan is Now Available

Friday, October 30, 2020

<p>Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final <em>2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (the Plan)</em>. The Plan demonstrates the federal government’s ongoing, coordinated focus on improving the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.<br /> In January 2020 a draft strategic plan was released for public comment, and the need to connect healthcare with health data has never been more important given all the challenges we have faced with the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/2020-2025-federal-health-it-strategic-plan-is-now-available">2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan is Now Available</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/EUFZK-GtB9U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Health IT as a Driver for Advancing Health Research

Friday, October 23, 2020

<p>Successful health research hinges on the quality of the data used to advance discovery and needed health IT functionality. Electronic health data are increasingly available and can be a significant boon for the medical research community. Coupled with ubiquitous use of consumer and patient health technologies and increasing prevalence of application programming interfaces, or APIs, there is potential to expand existing data sources for research.<br /> However, challenges remain to using electronic health data and health IT in research,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/health-it-as-a-driver-for-advancing-health-research">Health IT as a Driver for Advancing Health 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/veKdLL49TJc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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A Strong Start: Enhancing Newborn Screening for Precision Public Health

Thursday, October 15, 2020

<p>As the capability to <a href="https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/sequencing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">sequence an individual’s genome or exome</a> continues to expand—and the cost continues to fall—more states are considering how next generation sequencing (NGS) could support their <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/newbornscreening/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">newborn screening programs</a>, which test approximately four million babies born in the United States each year for congenital, treatable diseases.<br /> Results from NGS can help enhance newborn screening programs by providing more information beyond traditional biochemical and other tests. Not all states have the expertise needed to interpret NGS results,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/a-strong-start-enhancing-newborn-screening-for-precision-public-health">A Strong Start: Enhancing Newborn Screening for Precision Public Health</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/y7QuT0pId0k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Missouri Using Health IT to Achieve the Aims of the ADA

Monday, October 5, 2020

<p>Health information technology can play an important role in helping to achieve the aims of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the ADA – a major milestone in our Nation’s history that has helped increase access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination and is intended to guarantee that people with disabilities have equal opportunities to fully participate in mainstream American life, including state and local programs and services.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/missouri-using-health-it-to-achieve-the-aims-of-the-ada">Missouri Using Health IT to Achieve the Aims of the ADA</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/qF6dTMMAvF0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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LEAPing into Action: New Awards Ignite Health IT Research and Care

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

<p>Today, ONC announced the latest awards under its Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity, which supports innovation to address emerging challenges and advance the development and use of interoperable health IT. These projects tackle creation of new standards, methods, and tools, such as application programing interfaces (APIs) and mobile applications (apps), to improve care delivery and advance research capabilities.<br /> The 2020 LEAP in Health IT awards support projects in three areas of interest:</p> <ol> <li>Advancing Registry Infrastructure for a Modern API-based Health IT Ecosystem:Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP),</li> </ol> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/leap-in-health-it-program-overview-2020-and-2019-awards">LEAPing into Action: New Awards Ignite Health IT Research and 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/kuKccXxP9EE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Advancing Standards: Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) and Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

<p>On the heels of the new <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/uscdi-onc-new-data-element-and-class-submission-system-now-available">USCDI ONDEC Submission System launched</a> in July, ONC is giving you even more opportunities to provide feedback and input into standards and interoperability efforts this summer!<br /> We’re excited to bring you the inaugural <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/isa/standards-version-advancement-process">Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP)</a> comment period. The SVAP, a component of our <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/curesrule/">21st Century Cures Act Final Rule</a>, allows health IT developers in the ONC Health IT Certification Program to voluntarily update their products to include National Coordinator-approved,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/advancing-standards-standards-version-advancement-process-svap-and-interoperability-standards-advisory-isa">Advancing Standards: Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) and Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)</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/aPtj8RPyhkc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Leveraging standardized clinical data to advance discovery

Friday, July 31, 2020

<p>Opportunity knocks for NIH researchers, who will be able to leverage clinical data from electronic health record (EHR) systems with increased frequency and consistency. The passage of the <a href="https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/cures">21st Century Cures Act</a> (Cures Act) has charted a path toward increasing access to and interoperability of electronic health information for clinical care. This, in turn, has paved the way to leverage relevant policies, systems, and infrastructure to accelerate research. In parallel, researchers have been challenged to make data from a single research study,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/leveraging-standardized-clinical-data-to-advance-discovery">Leveraging standardized clinical data to advance discovery</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/CRUjX5-dBbE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Supporting Health IT for the Pediatric Care Continuum

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

<p>Over the past decade, ONC has worked with health information technology (health IT) developers, standards development organizations, healthcare providers, patient advocates, health information exchange (HIE) administrators, state public health agencies, and other stakeholders to advance an interoperable health IT infrastructure across the country. ONC has also worked to expand access to health IT solutions across the care continuum to support medical specialty care and sites of service.<br /> We have heard from healthcare and health IT developer communities that there is a need to connect broadly applicable standards and functions to more specific and clinically relevant tools and resources for key clinical use cases.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/supporting-health-it-for-the-pediatric-care-continuum">Supporting Health IT for the Pediatric Care Continuum</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/nC67jNAnN8k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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USCDI ONC New Data Element and Class Submission System Now Available

Monday, July 27, 2020

<p>The wait is finally over! The <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/curesrule/">ONC Cures Act Final Rule</a> went into effect on June 30, 2020, and since its release one of the most common questions ONC has received is <em>when and how can we submit proposals for new data elements in USCDI?</em> The answer is, now!<br /> The United States Core for Data Interoperability (USCDI) <a href="http://www.healthit.gov/ONDEC">ONC New Data Element and Class (ONDEC)</a> submission system is now open. The ONDEC system gives you the opportunity to submit new data elements and data classes through this ongoing,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/uscdi-onc-new-data-element-and-class-submission-system-now-available">USCDI ONC New Data Element and Class Submission System Now Available</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/Z58UYW_swOw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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