Regulatory Issues

The STAR HIE Program Shines

By Larry Jessup, Laverne Perlie, Daisy Moossa, & Terah Tessier – The Strengthening the Technical Advancement & Readiness of Public Health via Health Information Exchange Program (The STAR HIE Program) has made great strides in supporting public health agencies’ ability to exchange health information during times of emergency.

CommonWell TV 2022: Because of Interop by 2030

During CommonWell TV 2022, they took a page from the U.S. Health & Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and asked their members to speculate on the future of interoperability by asking them to finish this statement: Because of interop, by 2030…

New Challenged Announced by AHRQ

AHRQ announced a new Challenge competition inviting participants to develop innovative TeamSTEPPS video content, which is a vital part of AHRQ’s patient safety resources and features a training program comprised of evidence-based tools and resources to promote communication and teamwork between healthcare professionals.

USCDI: Supporting Interoperability Requirements of the Cures Act

By David Navarro – The 21st Century Cures Act has adopted the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) standard to help further interoperability efforts and data sharing among providers and patients. We unpack the details around USCDI and look at how it is constantly changing as more data points and data classes are reviewed and added.

ONC Turns 18

By Steven Posnack – On April 27, 2004, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13335 and created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Like tapping that first domino, this single action is a key moment in United States health IT history. Nearly two decades later, US policy and technology leadership in health IT is world-renowned.