By Brett Andriesen – Even if you’re not a standards guru, it’s not a stretch to say that standards help the world go ‘round, especially in the world of health information technology. ONC is excited to share the 2021 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition.Read More
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By Brittney Boakye, Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – Does the neighborhood I live in affect my health? How am I going to be able to see the specialist without a car? Can I share blood pressure and blood sugar readings I take at home with my doctor so she can monitor how I’m doing?
By Michael Wittie & Thomas A. Mason – The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently approved a report and set of recommendations developed by the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data Task Force.
By Don Rucker – Across the globe, countries are making significant investments and advancements to promote the movement of electronic health information. Global health IT leaders are working collaboratively to develop, implement, and share best practices with other nations about projects that advance key elements of digital health.
By Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – The use of genetic testing is becoming increasingly routine in patient care. For example, tests are available to check newborns for genetic disorders, screen would-be parents for carrier status, inform cancer care, and evaluate potential pharmacogenetic associations.
By Rob Anthony – As the compliance dates for the 21st Century Cures Act: Information Blocking, Interoperability, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule (ONC Cures Act Final Rule) draw nearer, ONC has created additional resources to assist the health IT developer community.
By Tracy Okubo & Kenneth Mandl – Because of advances in interoperability, it’s becoming increasingly common for people and their healthcare providers to access and share information from EHRs using apps.
By Steven Posnack MS MHS – In a companion blog post I covered some foundational points about the 21st Century Cures Act’s (Cures Act) information blocking law and the regulation ONC issued to implement the law. As a quick recap, there are three categories of “actors” to whom the law applies…
By Steven Posnack MS MHS – Passed four years ago, the 21st Century Cures Act included a definition of “information blocking.” On behalf of the HHS Secretary, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology was tasked with implementing this definition and its “exceptions.”