It’s that time of year again! The annual comment period for the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) will be open from July 28 – September 30. This is an opportunity for you to provide comments, suggest revisions, and propose additions to the ISA before we publish the 9th Annual ISA Reference Edition in January 2023. Of course, you are welcome to provide comments on the ISA at any time during the year, but please submit your comments by September 30th if you would like your suggestions to be considered as part of the 2023 ISA Reference Edition!
The ISA is a catalog of the standards and implementation specifications that ONC has – with your help – curated over the past 8 years. Our goal is to continue to provide the industry with a single list of standards and implementation specifications that can be used to address specific health information technology interoperability needs in the United States. Public comments figured prominently in last year’s 8th Annual ISA Reference Edition update. As a result, we added new standards, implementation specifications, and health IT interoperability needs in the areas of pharmacy interoperability, public health reporting, social determinants of health and health equity.
Your feedback is critical to ensure the most up-to-date and accurate state of health IT standards are included. To submit your comments, please create a user account by clicking the button located at the top right of the ISA page and follow the prompts to create an account.
Thank you for your continued feedback and support as we work to make the ISA as comprehensive as possible to improve interoperability for all stakeholders and to ensure patients receive the best care possible. Please feel free to share any health IT-related feedback or concerns with us on ONC’s Health IT Feedback and Inquiry Portal.
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