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Innovation in Population Data Analytics Driven by the 21st Century Cures Act’s API Standards Requirements

Adam Wong | February 8, 2024

The SMART Health IT (SMART) team based in Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program has been a leader in developing new capabilities leveraging the HL7® FHIR® standard. A 2010 Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project (SHARP) was SMART’s first ONC funding opportunity that led to the creation of the SMART on FHIR application programming interface (API). This API enables FHIR to work as an app platform. The SMART on FHIR API proceeded to become a standard required for health IT certification as part of ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule.

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An Innovative Program to Expand the Use of HIE Data for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Adam Wong | July 26, 2022

ONC is excited to announce “Using Machine Learning Techniques to Enable Health Information Exchange to Support COVID-19-Focused PCOR,” a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Trust Fund project implementing new technologies and standards to unlock the potential for health information exchanges (HIEs) to support research.

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A New Prize Challenge to Catalyze Health IT Innovation

Adam Wong | November 10, 2014

The health IT start-up sector is growing rapidly. Millions of dollars continue to be invested in innovations that most Americans could have never imagined 10 years ago. In the first quarter of 2014, nearly $700 million was invested in health technology – an 87 percent year-over-year growth . A diverse array of web and mobile applications are changing the way patients and providers interact with the health care system.  These technologies accelerate the flow and availability of data,

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