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SAMHSA and ONC Launch the Behavioral Health Information Technology Initiative

Micky Tripathi | February 5, 2024

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will work together to invest more than $20 million of SAMHSA funds over the next three years in an initiative to advance health information technology (IT) in behavioral health care and practice settings. The project supports the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration and is consistent with the President’s call to action to prevent,

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Leveraging Agency Expertise to Foster American AI Leadership and Innovation

Micky Tripathi | December 19, 2023

Last week I had the opportunity to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During this second hearing on artificial intelligence (AI), I shared work that I’m doing on behalf of HHS to support President Biden’s Executive Order on harnessing the potential and mitigating the risks of AI. I’m grateful for the opportunity to discuss this work with the Committee. My oral testimony follows, and my full written testimony is also available on the Energy and Commerce Committee website.

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Consequences for Information Blocking: New Proposals to Establish Disincentives for Health Care Providers

Micky Tripathi | October 30, 2023

A new proposed rule released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) details HHS’ first steps for holding health care providers accountable for information blocking under the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). Specifically, the “21st Century Cures Act: Establishment of Disincentives for Health Care Providers That Have Committed Information Blocking” proposed rule proposes to establish a department-wide regulatory framework for managing disincentives and proposes an initial set of appropriate disincentives in Centers for Medicare &

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Building TEFCA

Micky Tripathi | February 13, 2023

A little over a year ago, we announced the completion of a critical 21st Century Cures Act requirement by publishing the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common AgreementSM (TEFCASM). This milestone established a clear infrastructure model and governing approach for nationwide health information exchange.

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OSTP, in Partnership with ONC, Seeks Input on Optimizing Data Capture for Clinical Trials

Micky Tripathi | October 31, 2022

This blog post is co-authored with Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Director for Health Technologies, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Grail Sipes, Assistant Director for Biomedical Regulatory Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for a coordinated clinical trials enterprise, one that can swiftly characterize emerging viral threats and evaluate the effectiveness of vaccines, therapeutics, and other countermeasures across a diversity of trial participants.

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