Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D. | January 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) led the development of this plan with input from more than 25 federal organizationsRead Full Post.
Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | January 9, 2020
Can you believe it’s already 2020? We may still be a few years away from flying cars, but we’ve made a lot of progress since 2010. The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), too, has changed a lot since the first publication in 2015 – from a static, 13 page document, to an interactive website covering close to 200 “interoperability needs” spanning clinical care, public health, administrative transactions, research, consumer access, and more.Read Full Post.
Seth Pazinski | January 8, 2020
The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) consists of a dedicated group of experts who volunteer their time and expertise to provide recommendations on ONC policies and programs.Read Full Post.
Alicia Morton, DNP, RN-BC | December 12, 2019
The ability to capture, use, and exchange many aspects of electronic health information has greatly advanced with the increased adoption of health information technology (health IT). Yet the use of data reflecting social determinants of health (SDOH) – the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play – remains much more limited across healthcare. There is a growing recognition across healthcare that by capturing and accessing SDOH data during the course of care,Read Full Post.
Aisha Hasan | November 12, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) engages in several global health IT projects from a United States government perspective. ONC works with global counterparts to share experiences, and ensure alignment between global interoperability efforts and the United States’ approaches to interoperability. This includes working through worldwide partnerships, bi-lateral and multi-lateral engagements, global networks, and memoranda of understanding. Through these engagements, we focus on advancing common health data standards for global interoperability, enhancing individuals’ access to their data,Read Full Post.