By Ryan Argentieri, Elisabeth Myers, Steven Posnack & Micky Tripathi – Astute readers of the Health IT Buzz Blog (are there any other kind?) and those familiar with ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule will recall that we’ve talked a lot about the United States Core Data for Interoperability.Read More
By Steven Posnack & Carmen Smiley – As we continue to learn more about all of the factors that affect our health, where we live has proven to become more insightful over time. Our ability to study and measure health impacts, conduct public health monitoring across communities, deliver medications safely…
By Steven Posnack MS MHS – One of the fun parts about working at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is that in addition to our impactful, near-term work, we also have the chance to point our eyes to the horizon and envision a better future.
By Steven Posnack MS MHS – Over six years ago, ONC embarked with all of you on an ambitious initiative to create a shared, nationwide interoperability roadmap (the Roadmap). In typical fashion, we produced a draft, many of you shared your comments (about this time in 2015), and we released the final Roadmap in October, 2015.
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 April that we think deserve sharing again.
By Micky Tripathi & Steven Posnack – Enacted by Congress over four years ago through Section 4004 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) and implemented through a final rule released over one year ago, the time has come for the benefits of the Cures Act’s information blocking provision to swing into full gear.
Follow and join the conversations with #ONCAPI. A recent ONC virtual event, Accelerating APIs in Healthcare: A Year in Review and Momentum for 2021, featured more…
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.”