Portrait of Micky Tripathi

Leveraging Agency Expertise to Foster American AI Leadership and Innovation

Micky Tripathi | December 19, 2023

Last week I had the opportunity to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During this second hearing on artificial intelligence (AI), I shared work that I’m doing on behalf of HHS to support President Biden’s Executive Order on harnessing the potential and mitigating the risks of AI. I’m grateful for the opportunity to discuss this work with the Committee. My oral testimony follows, and my full written testimony is also available on the Energy and Commerce Committee website.

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A Decade of Data Examined: Patient Access to Electronic Health Information

Chelsea Richwine | December 11, 2023

The world is better off and getting better, compared to popular opinion and what’s broadcast on the news, says Hans Rosling and his co-authors, using simple, comprehensive measures, in Factfulness. Sometimes taking a step back and looking at the big picture (and the data) is important to take stock of actual progress and the necessary work to come. In that spirit, we’re kicking off a new blog series: “A Decade of Data Examined.” These posts will provide a comprehensive look at measures and metrics we’ve tracked for ten or more years to assess progress on important ONC mission activities and help chart a path forward on the work still to come.

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New USCDI+ Platform Now Live; Public Health Datasets Available for Comment

Brett Andriesen | December 7, 2023

The wait is finally over! If you’ve been following ONC’s work on USCDI+ over the past year, you’ve likely heard discussion of a new platform for organizing and building out the various USCDI+ datasets. After several months of development and testing, the new platform is now live at https://uscdiplus.healthit.gov and will be the single location where USCDI+ datasets for all domains will be located.

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FHIR Factories Help Researchers use EHR Data

Alison Kemp | December 4, 2023

Researchers, developers, and clinicians have new tools to help them access high-quality electronic health record (EHR) data more effectively. A 2020 ONC Leading Edge Acceleration Project (LEAP) in Health IT awardee, MedStar Health Research Institute, in collaboration with the Georgetown University Medical Center and HealthLab, developed two new data tools as part of MedStar’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR) Factories: An Evolving Digital Architecture to Scale Health Research project.

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