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Moving Standards to Support SDOH Data Capture from the Sandbox to Production

Jawanna Henry | October 27, 2022

ONC is working alongside Health Level Seven International (HL7®) and with a wide range of partners from health care, government (federal and states), community-based organizations, developers, providers, and industry stakeholders to launch a national Gravity Project Pilots Affinity Group. This new group will pilot the SDOH Clinical Care FHIR Implementation Guide (SDOH CC IG) as a way to further the development and adoption of social determinants of health (SDOH) standards.  Additionally,

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ONC Staff Feature: JaWanna L. Henry

Jawanna Henry | July 21, 2022

How does your division/office fit into ONC?

I work in OTECH’s Technical Strategy and Analysis Division, which is responsible for the technical strategy and analysis around ONC’s key health IT initiatives and policies through external and internal coordination and collaboration, standards development, real-world implementations, piloting technologies, conducting research, data analysis, and monitoring/reporting on health IT trends. 

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Embracing Health Equity by Design

Jawanna Henry | February 22, 2022

Gaps in health IT use illustrate the inequities that unfortunately exist in our health care system, which in turn can lead to inadequate patient care, experience, and outcomes. During ONC’s 2021 Tech Forum, Dr. Linda Rae Murray, the former chief medical officer at the Cook County Health & Hospital System, highlighted some of the health disparities she had seen firsthand while serving medically underserved patients in Chicago for more than 20 years.

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By LEAPs and Bounds: Newest Round of Awardees Seek to Advance Health Equity and Research

Jawanna Henry | August 11, 2021

Each year since 2018, new Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT awardees join an entrepreneurial group dedicated to developing and scaling technological breakthroughs. Together, these awardees bring forth solutions to advance research capabilities and improve care delivery. This year is no exception. The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and DARTNet Institute are the newest awardees under ONC’s LEAP in Health IT funding opportunity.

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