Interoperability

Portrait of Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

The ONC Tech Lab: Standards Coordination

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | March 16, 2016

Our previously published blog post about the ONC Tech Lab explained how it would guide our approach to standards and technology and help lay the operational groundwork within ONC necessary to implement the Interoperability Roadmap, our near-term health IT strategy, and the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. We described that through the ONC Tech Lab we would address four focus areas: 1) standards coordination; 2) testing and utilities; 3) pilots; and 4) innovation.

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Bridging the Healthcare Digital Divide: Improving Connectivity Among Medicaid Providers

Andy Slavitt | March 2, 2016

The great promise of technology is to bring information to our fingertips, connect us to one another, improve our productivity, and create a platform for the next generation of innovations.. Technology, when widely distributed and available, enables providers to improve patient care by distributing information and best practices and leading to better experiences of care for individuals in the health care system. And technology can make a significant difference in the rapidly modernizing Medicaid program.

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Investing in the Future: New Market-Ready, User-Friendly Health Technology App and Infrastructure Support

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | March 1, 2016

As a health care consumer, imagine if you were able to choose a software application (app) to create a secure snapshot of your health information, like pictures that extend over the course of your lifetime. Similarly, imagine as a health care provider if you could find apps uniquely tailored to your specialty or role on the care team and that provide the health information you need in a way that is safe, secure, intuitive, and actionable.

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Portrait of Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Step-up to be part of the Interoperability Proving Ground

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | February 24, 2016

Every day, across the nation, all of us in the health IT community are collectively tackling interoperability challenges. At ONC, we are focused on providing you with the chance to inspire colleagues, share experiences, and describe lessons learned when it comes to interoperability. We believe that doing so will maximize opportunities for collaboration, cooperation, and communication when it comes to: making it easier for patients to be an active member of their care team; enabling health care providers to send,

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Portrait of Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Our Next Chapter for Standards and Technology: Introducing the ONC Tech Lab

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | February 23, 2016

The health IT landscape has changed considerably since the HITECH Act. The Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap is now front and center and we’re in a period of transition prompted by MACRA. We have also seen exciting and impactful industry work take shape like the development of HL7® FHIR® and the Argonaut Project. To continue to ensure that our work is aligned and connected to these changes, we will be working with you to adapt and evolve ONC’s standards and technology work processes.

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