Portrait of Micky Tripathi

Health Equity for All

Micky Tripathi | April 11, 2024

This National Minority Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is highlighting its commitment to health equity for all. Achieving health equity requires a systemic change in health care. We need to make sure that communities that have been historically underserved, under-resourced, marginalized, or adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality have equal access and experiences with their health care.

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Improving Information Sharing and Patient Safety: Hear from ONC’s Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson | April 3, 2024

Rachel Nelson is the compliance and administration branch chief in ONC’s office of policy, regulatory and policy affairs division. She leads an interdisciplinary team of subject-matter experts focused on advancing information sharing and patient safety.

1. Tell us about some of the projects or initiatives that you lead.

I have a diverse portfolio, spanning development and implementation of specific policies around information sharing, supporting enforcement of the ONC Health IT Certification Program’s regulations, and supporting the health IT safety work spearheaded by ONC’s clinical division.

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Advancing Nationwide, Trusted Health Information Networks

Seth Pazinski | April 2, 2024

Health IT has become integral to health care delivery and this trend has accelerated since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Hundreds of thousands of physician offices, hospitals, and health systems now use ONC-certified health IT to store, process, access, exchange, and use electronic health information (EHI), setting the groundwork for nationwide interoperability. A new report to Congress provides updates on this progress led and coordinated by ONC.

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Portrait of Micky Tripathi

Looking Forward: HTI-2 & ONC’s Commitment to Furthering the Vision of Better Health Enabled by Data

Micky Tripathi | March 12, 2024

In the last three and a half years, we have been hard at work advancing the way interoperability supports the care environment. From Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) implementation to the HTI-1 Final Rule to information sharing initiatives, we look at all facets of the interoperability prism in our work. And, our work continues. On the heels of the release of the HTI-1 Final Rule, my team is hard at work on developing the Health Data,

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