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 at HIMSS19
#HealthIT is making a real difference in America. Join @DonRucker of @ONC_HealthIT for his #HIMSS19 keynote tomorrow morning, as he discusses how innovation is propelling the #HealthIT industry forward. https://t.co/bpm10ZhhWN pic.twitter.com/caDTFSdiE0
— ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) February 14, 2019
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (#NPRM): @ONC_HealthIT Proposes New Rule to Improve Interoperability of Health Information and requests public comment. https://t.co/OMbZ8p2dl9 #CuresAct #HealthIT pic.twitter.com/qhPsEOgwjB
— ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) February 11, 2019
From the Health IT Buzz Blog – Learn more about HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Check out the latest blog posts:
- ONC’s Proposed Rule will Connect People to their Care
- The 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition is Now Available
- Strategy on Reducing Regulatory & Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of HIT & EHRs
- Acute Care Hospitals Are More Interoperable Than Ever but Challenges Remain
Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force Meeting
The next Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Health IT Advisory Committee Upcoming Meetings
The next Health IT Advisory Committee meeting will be held February 20, 2019.
2018 ONC Annual Meeting Presentations are Online Now
Slide presentations from the breakout sessions at the 2018 ONC Annual Meeting are available online. To download the presentations, navigate to the session in the agenda and look for the “Download Slides” link. Additionally, you can view recordings of the mainstage sessions.
Spotlighting Interoperability Proving Ground Programs
The Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project of the week is Western Collaborative Patient-Centered Data Home. 5 states connected to be able to let the data follow the patient where they are.
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 (@ONC_HealthIT) November 10, 2018
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.