By Chris Muir & Brett Andriesen – On the heels of the new USCDI ONDEC Submission System launched in July, ONC is giving you even more opportunities to provide feedback and input into standards and interoperability efforts this summer!Read More
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By Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, FAAN, Susan Gregurick, PhD, Teresa Zayas Cabán & Steven Posnack – Opportunity knocks for NIH researchers, who will be able to leverage clinical data from electronic health record (EHR) systems with increased frequency and consistency.
By Steven Posnack, Brett Andriesen and Al Taylor – The wait is finally over! The ONC Cures Act Final Rule went into effect on June 30, 2020, and since its release one of the most common questions ONC has received is when and how can we submit proposals for new data elements in USCDI? The answer is, now!
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.
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.