What’s Happening at the ONC – 11-16-2018

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here is what they are doing and reporting. Follow them @ONC_HealthIT. Sign up for their email updates.


ONC is Hiring!
ONC seeks a senior policy advisor responsible for guiding the development of federal health IT priorities, policies, and implementation. Apply at USAJobs.gov

Read the EHR Reporting Program Request for Information (RFI) Comments
ONC received 77 public comment submissions that will inform the development of the EHR Reporting Program criteria and processes. The feedback comes from developers of health IT, provider organizations representing over 1,000,000 total providers, payer and health plan organizations covering millions of beneficiaries, and consumer and quality improvement organizations representing patients and consumers. Read the comments.


Health IT Advisory Committee Upcoming Meetings
The next Health IT Advisory Committee meeting will be held January 23, 2019.

Playing with FHIR® – An ONC Developer Workshop
Date: November 27-28, 2018
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Attention Developers! Leading up to the ONC 2018 Annual Meeting, ONC is hosting Playing with FHIR® – An ONC Developer Workshop for developers interested and/or already participating in health IT. The workshop seeks to catalyze new ideas and approaches to using FHIR® to solve interoperability issues. Learn more & Register.

SAVE THE DATE: ONC’s 2018 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars! ONC’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be held November 29 and 30 in Washington, DC. ONC will share more information about the agenda, location, and hotel reservations in the coming weeks.

Spotlighting Interoperability Proving Ground Programs

The Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project of the week is from Georgia Tech. The goal of this effort is to develop a proof of concept that would allow EMS to keep track of actions taken while transporting patients.

Learn how your interoperability project can be featured as an IPG Spotlight by visiting the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG). Once a project is submitted or updated, projects will automatically be added to the feature queue to be randomly selected as a featured project.

ONC Interoperability Pledge

Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: Consumer Access, No Blocking/Ensuring Transparency, and Standards. The ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) wants vendors to sign a pledge. Is your vendor pledging? Find out who is on the list.