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Marching Forward: The Path to Operationalize TEFCA

Liz Palena Hall | May 16, 2022

On January 18, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the TEFCA Recognized Coordinating Entity® (RCETM), The Sequoia Project, released the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common AgreementSM (TEFCASM). The next key step for TEFCA is the release of resources to advance its operationalization, such as standard operating procedures (SOPs). These SOPs will include specific policies and procedures to further guide QHINs and will identify, where applicable, necessary technical implementation requirements.

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ONC Annual Meeting 2021: Perspectives on the Impact of SDOH on Health Equity and Care

Liz Palena Hall | April 23, 2021

Health equity and social determinants of health (SDOH) data were a recurring theme at this year’s ONC Annual Meeting. Leveraging these important data, which reflect where people are born, live, learn, work and play can have a significant impact on patient care and public health. SDOH data provide opportunities for promoting health equity and improving patient outcomes if they are better integrated into the electronic health record (EHR).

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Celebrating National Nurses Week: Reflections on Health Information Technology

Liz Palena Hall | May 12, 2020

As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic. We are extremely proud to be a part of such a noble profession and we humbly pay gratitude to all those tirelessly working to protect, preserve, and care for our nation’s health during this unique time in our history.

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Readout of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit

Liz Palena Hall | October 26, 2017

National Health IT Week offers an annual opportunity to promote awareness of the value of health IT and to highlight progress made across the healthcare ecosystem. National Health IT Week took place this year from October 2nd to October 6th. As part of this year’s National Health IT Week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)  hosted a Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Listening Session to hear from health IT developers and LTPAC stakeholders about some of the challenges in achieving interoperability across acute,

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Nurses, “Ask for YOUR e-Health Record!”

Liz Palena Hall | September 10, 2012

As the 2012 National Health IT Week begins, we’d like to call on the 3.2  million registered nurses across the nation and the important roles they serve everyday as caregivers, advocates, educators, and health consumers to take action in their own health.  In support of ONC’s Consumer e-Health Program, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and American Nurses Association (ANA) have been working with ONC to engage the nation’s nurses to help patients get more involved in their health and health care by asking them to be more involved patients themselves. 

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