For patients, healthcare providers, and health plans (among other stakeholders) who need trustworthy, actionable information, the advantages of validated “healthcare directories” are wide ranging and will play an increasing part in our nation’s interoperability infrastructure.
News & Updates
ONC has released the comment submissions for Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. We thank everyone that submitted comments.
This data brief uses the Health Information Trends Survey (HINTS), a nationally representative survey, to assess individuals’ access, viewing and use of their online medical records, and the use of smartphone health apps and other electronic devices in 2017 and 2018.
National level survey results regarding interoperability among office-based physicians show that while physicians’ rates of querying or finding patient health information from outside sources increased by 50 percent between 2015 and 2017, the rates of electronically sending and receiving data did not change.