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Achieving a Major Milestone: Health IT Developers Certify to Cures Update
Rob Anthony | February 10, 2023
ONC is delighted to report that on December 31, 2022, the health IT community passed a major milestone on the road to improving health IT interoperability. More than 95 percent of Certified Health IT developers met the compliance deadline to update and provide their customers with new technology including requirements to enable access to information through application programming interfaces (APIs) “without special effort.”Read Full Post.
On the Road to Cures Update: Certified API Technology
Rob Anthony | August 19, 2022
The moments we’ve all been waiting for since 2016 are fast approaching: the 21st Century Cures Act infrastructure is coming into place in 2022! The Cures Act laid out a vision for a rich health IT ecosystem of standards-based APIs and nationwide health information networks to securely open up electronically accessible information to patients themselves and to health care professionals supporting their care. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, progress on nationwide network integration via TEFCA continues apace,Read Full Post.
New Testing Method Available for Standardized API Criterion
Rob Anthony | July 7, 2022
ONC has approved the Drummond Group’s Drummond G10+ FHIR API powered by Touchstone tool, a new alternative test method (ATM) for testing conformance to ONC’s §170.315(g)(10) Standardized API for patient and population services certification criterion. Through this new ATM, software developers will now have a new option for conformance testing in addition to the previously approved Inferno (g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit. The approval of Drummond’s testing method continues ONC’s mission to further diversify the suite of test methods used as part of the ONC Health IT Certification Program.Read Full Post.
What’s New in the 2022 Approved Standards via Standards Version Advancement Process
Rob Anthony | June 28, 2022
We are pleased to announce the publication of the Approved Standards for 2022 for our annual Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP). The SVAP is designed to make ONC’s Certification program responsive to industry needs by allowing for better alignment to industry efforts for standards advancement, removing barriers for standards development and version updates, and improving the ability for health IT developers to provide relevant, timely, and innovative solutions to their clients.Read Full Post.
New Resources to Help Health IT Developers Understand ONC Cures Act Final Rule Requirements
Rob Anthony | January 4, 2021
As the compliance dates for the 21st Century Cures Act: Information Blocking, Interoperability, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule (ONC Cures Act Final Rule) draw nearer, ONC has created additional resources to assist the health IT developer community. These resources include a consolidated view of key dates, a criterion-by-criterion resource for the 2015 Edition Cures Update, and a deep dive into forthcoming certified application programming interface (API) requirements.Read Full Post.