Steven Posnack

Information Sharing After the 21st Century Cures Act

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.

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What We Heard: Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030

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 We even got video submissions from leaders in the field – thank you again!

Enhancing Person-Centered Care Through Inclusive Standards Development

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.

Thinking Outside the Box: The USCDI+ Initiative

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.

Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030

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.

A Road Well Traveled – Sunsetting the Interoperability Roadmap

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.