More and more health IT developers are putting the FHIR standard in their products. But there's still work to be done to boost use of FHIR, which allows data to move as discrete elements.
The ONC is expected to release its long-awaited rule on data-blocking in the fall. While fall doesn't officially begin until Sept. 22, could this still be the week?
The ONC issued a request for information calling for comments on the criteria that should be used in the new EHR Reporting Program, called for by the 21st Century Cures Act.
The ONC and CMS are pushing efforts to broaden and deepen interoperability by giving patients more control of their health data, including through the CMS' MyHealthEData initiative.
In the revised framework, members of a patient-matching workgroup set out principles for linking patients to the health records—a challenge that has long eluded the industry.
HHS officials outlined the agency's priorities, which include driving value-based care and pursuing deregulation.
The Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to let the private sector hammer out the details of implementation of its interoperability and data-sharing framework.
Speaking at the 2018 HIMSS conference, Office of the National Coordinator head Dr. Don Rucker called for work on open APIs and standards for greater interoperability.
In comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, trade groups and vendors asked the ONC for details about patient matching, data sharing and other topics related to interoperability.
As required by the 21st Century Cures Act, the two agencies are meeting with clinicians and others to discuss the burdens that may arise from using EHRs.
President Donald Trump's budget wish list included a $22 million cut to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a move that could limit the agency's ability to push health IT adoption.
Kathryn Marchesini will be the ONC's new chief privacy officer, taking over after Deven McGraw resigned and left the position vacant in late 2017.