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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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PCOR Coordinated Registry Network for Women’s Health Technologies

Monday, June 15, 2020

<p>ONC recently <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/page/2020-06/Strategically-CRN-for-Womens-Health-Technologies.pdf">released results</a> from the <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/topic/scientific-initiatives/pcor/coordinated-registry-network-womens-health-technologies-crn">Coordinated Registry Network for Women’s Health Technologies project</a>, a collaborative effort conducted with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enable researchers to generate real-world evidence using data that address some women’s health issues.<br /> The project’s final report discusses the findings and lessons learned from development and testing of the <a href="https://build.fhir.org/ig/HL7/coordinated-registry-network">Women’s Health Technologies Coordinated Registry Network FHIR® Implementation Guide</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/pcor-coordinated-registry-network-for-womens-health-technologies">PCOR Coordinated Registry Network for Women’s Health Technologies</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/k8McMmy-f4g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Application Programming Interfaces in Health IT

Thursday, June 11, 2020

<p>Application programming interfaces (APIs) are powerful tools that help support interoperability in healthcare. Simply put, APIs allow a software “Application A” to interact with a software “Application B” without Application A needing to know how Application B’s software is designed internally. APIs can be used for several things, including the ability to for software applications to share information. From the example above, Application A could request information from Application B or ask Application B to place a pushpin on a map at a specific longitude and latitude.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/21st-century-cures-act/application-programming-interfaces-in-health-it">Application Programming Interfaces in Health IT</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/nBS9Ixoedrc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Accelerating Precision in Public Health Surveillance and Response

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

<p>When our communities face a health crisis, the research, clinical, and public health worlds come together and collaborate. Public health programs drive toward prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the population, but they need the support and guidance of data-driven research behind them every step of the way. While most of the data needed to accelerate research, and clinical and public health delivery come from traditional sources—such as clinical encounters and lab tests—data feeds from <a href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/precision-medicine-initiative/standards-for-everyday-life-integrating-emerging-health-data-to-advance-precision-medicine">nontraditional sources</a> ,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/accelerating-precision-in-public-health-surveillance-and-response">Accelerating Precision in Public Health Surveillance and Response</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/vR9jT-UOYpw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Join Us at ONC’s Virtual Tech Forum on August 10-11, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

<p>Have you ever found yourself asking any of the following questions?</p> <ul> <li>What advances are needed in application programming interfaces (APIs) to support faster, better and more scalable access to health information?</li> <li>What technical underpinnings would support future nationwide, trusted exchange?</li> <li>How can technology seamlessly interoperate across the continuum of care?</li> <li>How can data standards evolve to support expanding needs of healthcare?</li> </ul> <p>Then we’ve got an exciting,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/join-us-at-oncs-virtual-tech-forum-on-august-10-11-2020">Join Us at ONC’s Virtual Tech Forum on August 10-11, 2020</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/~4/8HSIb4ykKY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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The C-CDA Scorecard Continues to Improve C-CDA Implementation across Health IT Settings

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

<p>ONC is excited to announce the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) <a href="http://www.healthit.gov/scorecard">Scorecard</a> 2.0. The updated Scorecard includes Health Level Seven International (HL7) approved best practices, quantitative scoring, a new user interface, updated issue checking, and performance is improved by 20 percent.<br /> The C-CDA Scorecard promotes best practices in C-CDA implementation by assessing key aspects of the structured data found in individual documents. It is designed to allow implementers to gain insight and information into industry best practices and usage overall.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/interoperability/the-c-cda-scorecard-continues-to-improve-c-cda-implementation-across-health-it-settings">The C-CDA Scorecard Continues to Improve C-CDA Implementation across Health IT Settings</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/j7KRCzn0Lus" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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A Look Ahead: Year Two for ONC and the Recognized Coordinating Entity for TEFCA

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

<p>In August 2019, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to support implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The Sequoia Project has made great strides in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. To keep this momentum going, ONC has committed approximately $1.1 million in year-two funding to our cooperative agreement with The Sequoia Project.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/a-look-ahead-year-two-for-onc-and-the-recognized-coordinating-entity-for-tefca">A Look Ahead: Year Two for ONC and the Recognized Coordinating Entity for 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/Uwk3gvMeHig" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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