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Unlocking the Future of API Security in Healthcare: Collaborative Advancements and Opportunities Post APIsecure 2023

Keith Carlson | August 7, 2023

With Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) application programming interfaces (APIs) now widely available across the United States, health IT developers and application developers should keep up-to-date on API security work and practice good API security hygiene when implementing applications and tools that leverage FHIR APIs.

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New Data on Clinician Performance and Use of Certified Health IT for Promoting Interoperability

Wes Barker | August 1, 2023

New data for clinicians reporting for Promoting Interoperability in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and their use of certified health IT are now available on healthit.gov/data. These represent an update to the data published through 2016 and representative of eligible professionals who participated in “Meaningful Use.” The data can be linked to the ONC Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) and other HHS and industry health care datasets.
This data release is a long time coming.

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Hospitals Collect and Receive Social Needs Data, but Usage Varies

Wei Chang | July 31, 2023

If left unaddressed, the social needs experienced by an individual may lead to poor health outcomes and more time spent in hospitals and interacting with the health care system. Hospitals, therefore, are uniquely situated to help address social needs and mitigate social risk factors by screening for social needs, assisting with transitions of care, and making connections to social service organizations. According to a recent ONC analysis of data from the 2022 American Hospital Association (AHA) Information Technology Supplement Survey,

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Hear from ONC’s Sherilyn Pruitt on Building a Future Public Health IT Workforce

Sherilyn Pruitt | July 26, 2023

Sherilyn Pruitt is a senior advisor within ONC’s office of technology and is also the co-lead for the Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program. 

1. Tell us about some of the projects or initiatives that you lead. 

The program that I am most excited about is the Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program that I co-lead with Maggie Wanis from ONC’s office of policy. The goal of the program is to train more than 4,000 individuals to strengthen U.S.

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Interoperability is a Team Sport

Alex Mugge | July 18, 2023

An interoperable U.S. healthcare system depends on collaboration across diverse groups inside and outside of government, working in a complex environment toward a common goal. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) play different but complementary roles to advance health data interoperability. ONC and CMS each lead regulatory and programmatic efforts to evolve the interoperability landscape, collaborating closely with each other and industry groups – payers,

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