Health IT Policy

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ONC’s New Proposed Rule: The Next Step to Advancing the Care Continuum Through Technology and Interoperability

Elise Sweeney Anthony | April 11, 2023

Today, ONC released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled, “Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing” (we will colloquially refer to future rules using the shorthand “HTI” and we refer to this rule as HTI-1). The HTI-1 proposed rule, released about three years after the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, builds on the monumental progress that has been made to support patients and providers across the care continuum.

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New CMS Rules Advancing Interoperability

Alex Baker | February 27, 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed two important new rules in December 2022 which, if finalized, would advance electronic health information exchange and streamline cumbersome health care processes by establishing standardized requirements across the industry. These rules reflect the deep collaboration between CMS and ONC to ensure that providers and payers adopt common, open-industry standards to advance interoperability and industry innovation.

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Coming Soon: The 2022 Tech Forum is Around the Corner!

Brett Andriesen | August 22, 2022

Registration is open for the 2022 ONC Tech Forum! This year’s event will be held virtually over three consecutive “Forum Fridays” on September 9, 16 and 23.
Come join us to hear from industry, government leaders, and ONC staff about the progress made over the past year in health IT. We’ll discuss how ONC and stakeholders are working together to meet today’s challenges, while laying the groundwork for a future digital health care system that advances health care delivery,

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On the Road to Cures Update: Certified API Technology

Avinash Shanbhag | 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,

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