Beginning March 2022, Inferno, ONC’s test tool for the “standardized API for patient and population services” certification criterion, will support beta testing for the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) US Core Implementation Guide (IG) 4.0.0. This new version is expected to include several enhancements from version 3.1.1 and we’re looking for early feedback from health IT developers who are interested in using the new version in the future as part of Inferno testing. We’d also note, the US Core IG 4.0.0 is currently under consideration for the 2022 Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP), and we encourage public feedback on whether ONC should approve the 4.0.0 version for use in ONC’s Health IT Certification Program (you can comment via the SVAP link above).
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This request for information seeks input from the public regarding electronic prior authorization standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria that could be adopted within the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Responses to this Request for Information will be used to inform potential future rulemaking.
The Standards Bulletin 2022-1 (SB22-1) discusses the Draft USCDI Version 3 and how the community can provide feedback. Draft USCDI v3 will be open for public feedback until April 30, 2022.
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement is now available. Today’s milestone marks the beginning of a new era of electronic health information exchange in the US.
We are pleased to ring in the new year with the release of the 8th annual update of the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition, ONC’s catalog of curated standards and implementation specifications for health information interoperability that reflects extensive feedback from industry and federal agencies.