By Steven Posnack – When President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act into law in 2016, it marked a significant shift in health policy and health law. Not since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 has there been a more noteworthy change in how electronic health information is approached under United States federal law.Read More
By Steven Posnack – What should 2030 look like because of interoperability? That’s what we asked our stakeholders back in May 2021. And boy, did you all deliver! We received an overwhelming number of submissions, north of 700 one-liners, from Twitter and HealthIT.gov. We even got video submissions from leaders in the field – thank you again!
By Steven Posnack – In a field like health care where precision can mean saving a life, one irony I often reflect on is how unclear we’ve been about “sex” and “gender.” Among many anecdotes, this includes at times putting the prefix “administrative” in front of each to inexplicably constrain the meaning in ways that are rarely universally understood.
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.
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.