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USCDI+ Milestone! ONC and HRSA Modernization Initiative Goes Live

Steven Posnack | June 13, 2024

ONC’s USCDI+ program recently reached a milestone as part of a joint initiative started in August 2022 with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA and HRSA Health Center Program grantees launched one of the first real-world implementations using the Health Level 7 International (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Bulk Data Access standard as part of a federal program.

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Enhancing Healthcare Interoperability: Launching the DaVinci Prior Authorization Support (PAS) Test Kit

Scott Bohon | April 17, 2024

There has been significant progress in interoperability among providers for treatment purposes, and while there is still considerable work to do, we now need to broaden our scope to also focus on payer-provider interoperability. The Interoperability Rules  finalized by our colleagues at CMS have laid down important cornerstones, and we at ONC are continuing to explore complementary infrastructure and policies to advance those efforts.

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Looking Forward: HTI-2 & ONC’s Commitment to Furthering the Vision of Better Health Enabled by Data

Micky Tripathi | March 12, 2024

In the last three and a half years, we have been hard at work advancing the way interoperability supports the care environment. From Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) implementation to the HTI-1 Final Rule to information sharing initiatives, we look at all facets of the interoperability prism in our work. And, our work continues. On the heels of the release of the HTI-1 Final Rule, my team is hard at work on developing the Health Data,

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Improving Cancer Care Through Better Electronic Health Records: Voluntary Commitments and Call to Action

ONC | March 5, 2024

This blog post was authored by our colleagues at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and is cross-posted here on the Health IT Buzz Blog.
The Biden Cancer Moonshot aims to support and center patients and caregivers, and President Biden has made it clear that the American people deserve a health care system that they can rely on. That includes a system of electronic health records that gives patients and doctors the information they need to provide excellent patient care and improve outcomes.

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Unveiling Inferno Testing Support for Payer Data Exchange API Standards

Ashley Hain | February 22, 2024

ONC has hit a new milestone in advancing interoperability across the care continuum. A new series of voluntary tests to support standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) leveraging Health Level Seven® (HL7®) implementation specifications developed via the Da Vinci project and the CARIN Alliance are now available in the ONC-developed Inferno testing tool. The tests are open source, with the source code freely available for use by the public on GitHub.

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