By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – As we’ve previously discussed, algorithms—step by step instructions (rules) to perform a task or solve a problem, especially by a computer—have been widely used in health care for decades. One clear use of these algorithms is through evidence-based, clinical decision support interventions.Read More
By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – When talking about artificial intelligence today, people are usually referring to predictive models—often driven by machine learning techniques—that “learn” from historic data and make predictions, recommendations, or classifications (outputs) which inform or drive decision making.
By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – The same basic technology that can predict what movie you might want to watch, what song you might want to listen to, or what item you might want to buy online, can also predict the onset of diseases, forecast costs of care, and recommend treatment options for your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
By Jeff Smith, Tony Myers, & Papia Paul – It’s going to be a busy year – a really busy year. In 2022, much of the promise of the 21st Century Cures Act comes to certified health IT near you. ONC dutifully monitors industry progress towards certification to the 2015 Edition Cures Update, which introduces new standards and functionalities that will benefit our health care system in a variety of ways.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of February that we think deserve sharing again.
By Wes Barker, Vaishali Patel, & Jeff Smith – The ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule supports patients’ and providers’ access to electronic health information through Health Level Seven Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources application programming interfaces. FHIR is ready for prime-time and the Cures Rule requires…
By John Bender & Jeff Smith – Beginning March 2022, Inferno, ONC’s test tool for the “standardized API for patient and population services” certification criterion, will support beta testing for the Health Level Seven Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources US Core Implementation Guide 4.0.0.
By Avinash Shanbhag & Jeff Smith – As part of ONC’s ongoing charge to coordinate across federal and industry stakeholders, we determined it was necessary to adjust our Standards Version Advancement Process timeline. Although it may seem like this process has been around for a while, it’s still brand new…
By Michael Wittie & Jeff Smith – In section 3009A of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, Congress created the “Electronic Health Record Reporting Program” and required health IT developers participating in the ONC Health IT Certification Program to publicly report certain information about their certified health IT products consistent with a new “condition of maintaining certification.”