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What’s Happening at the ONC – 06-21-21

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 launching the PHIT Workforce Development Program, new data brief on EHRs and Patient Access, and helping the ONC define Health Interoperability Outcome for the next decade.

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What’s Happening at the ONC – 05-24-21

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 two Advancing SDOH Interoperability webinars, sunsetting the Interoperability Roadmap, launching Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030 & more.


Opening the Doors: Access to Records

By Matt Fisher – With the federal information blocking regulation now in full effect many prior hurdles that individuals faced in accessing their own medical records have been removed or reduced. Individuals can more readily request that records be sent to applications of their choosing or just get to their records in other ways.



New AMA Resources Aid Physicians on Information Blocking Rule

The American Medical Association now offers newly developed online educational resources to help physicians navigate the complex federal regulation aimed at ending information-blocking practices that impede access, exchange or use of patients’ electronic health information.


What’s Happening at the ONC – 04-26-21

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 Annual Meeting Recap, new Fact Sheets on FHIR API and the ONC Health IT Certification Program, updates on the Health IT Playbook, careers at the ONC & more.


A New Era for Access

By Matt Fisher – The information blocking regulations that are designed to promote individual access to records finally went into effect on Monday, April 5, 2021. The regulations were long delayed both in initial drafting and then implementation after finalization.


What’s Happening at the ONC – 03-29-21

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 ONC Annual Meeting 2021 starts today, new Information Blocking FAQs available, Synthetic Health Data Challenge now in Phase II and more.


What’s Happening at the ONC – 02-27-21

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 an upcoming information session webinar to learn more about the LEAP in Health IT SEN, registration for the ONC Annual Meeting 2021 is now open, & one week left to participate in the Challenge Competition on Synthetic Health Data.