What’s Happening at the ONC – 5/15/23

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 comment period for SVAP due 5/22, funding opportunity: 2023 LEAP in Health IT, SEN, several upcoming events & more.

Seven Things I Learned About TEFCA at HIMSS

By Jim Tate – I attended the recent HIMSS conference in Chicago with a particular interest in finding out what is going on with the TEFCA. This interoperability initiative, more than six years in the making, appears to be close to bearing fruit. My observations are based on conversations with pending QHINs, TEFCA presentations, and a little eavesdropping.

Open Secret: The Threat to Interoperability

By Jim Tate – The path to interoperability of healthcare data is proving to be a long and winding road. “The right data, at the right place, at the right time” has become the mantra. The emergence of TEFCA is the most recent and far-reaching effort to achieve cross platform access to healthcare data.