Regulatory Issues

It’s Time for the 2023 SVAP Comment Period

By Anmer Ayala – The public comment period for the 2023 Standards Version Advancement Process is now open. The SVAP allows Certified Health IT Developers to voluntarily update their Health IT Modules to newer versions of standards and provide these updates to their customers.

Building TEFCA

By Micky Tripathi & Mariann Yeager – The completion of a critical 21st Century Cures Act requirement, publishing the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) established a clear infrastructure model and governing approach for nationwide health information exchange.

Health IT Developers Certify to Cures Update

By Rob Anthony – ONC is delighted to report that on December 31, 2022, the health IT community passed a major milestone on the road to improving health IT interoperability. More than 95 percent of Certified Health IT developers met the compliance deadline to update and provide…

What’s Happening at the ONC – 2/20/23

Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including the first TEFCA Applicant QHINs approved, an upcoming SDOH Learning Forum, public feedback for the Draft USCDI v4 & more.

Cures Certification: Top Benefits for Small Practices

By Sean Ryan – You have undoubtedly heard of the ONC-Health IT 2015 Edition Cures Update Health IT certification and the importance of medical providers using a certified vendor. Even so, there is still a large amount of uncertainty around it. So, what is the 21st Century Cures Act? And why is it so important for small practices?