By Avinash Shanbhag & John Bender – Application programming interfaces 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.Read More
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By Matthew Rahn – ONC is excited to announce the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) Scorecard 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.
By Mike Berry – In August 2019, the ONC awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity to support implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. The Sequoia Project has made great strides in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
By Kevin Chaney MGS, Teresa Zayas Cabán, Josh Mandel MD, & Stephanie Devaney – EHR systems store incredibly rich data about individual patients, but historically, individuals have been unable to access this information easily and share it for research.
By Seth Pazinski, Peter Karras MBA PMP, Teresa Zayas Cabán and Kevin Chaney MGS – This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT.
By Alicia Morton, Liz Palena Hall, Wanda Govan-Jenkins and Laverne Perlie – As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic.
By Stephanie Garcia, MPH, Kevin Chaney, MGS, Tracy Okubo, PMP, Robert Freimuth & Teresa Zayas Caban – Genomic data—information about the complete set of genes that make up each individual—have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and usher in a new era of precision medicine and scientific discovery.
By Rob Anthony – Now that the dust has settled ever so slightly on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Cures Act Final Rule, we wanted to dive a little deeper into the Conditions and Maintenance of Certification provisions.
By Kevin Chaney MGS, Tracy Okubo PMP, Ida Sim PhD, MD & Teresa Zayas Caban – We know SDOH—the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play—impact our health, delivery of care, and coordination of services in many ways.