Portrait of Anmer Ayala

It’s Time for the 2023 Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) Comment Period

Anmer Ayala | February 21, 2023

The public comment period for the 2023 Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) is now open. The SVAP allows Certified Health IT Developers to voluntarily update their Health IT Modules to newer versions of standards and provide these updates to their customers.
As of late January 2023, 38 Certified Health IT Developers and 50 Certified Health IT Modules had voluntarily updated to standards versions on the 2022 SVAP list, which are supported by test tools such as the Inferno (g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit.

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Behind the Scenes of ONC’S Operations Office

Adrienne Kimble | February 16, 2023

ONC’s office of the chief operating officer, under the direction of Chief Operating Officer Lisa Lewis Person, is responsible for a wide range of diverse, key strategic and day-to-day functions that support ONC’s policy and technical work. This month, the ONC Staff Profile series highlights the work of ONC’s two deputy chief operating officers. Adrienne Kimble provides oversight and strategic direction related to legislative affairs, cybersecurity enterprise and architecture, data and reporting, system operations, space management and performance monitoring.

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Is Health IT Ready for Social Determinants of Health-Focused Clinical Decision Support?

Jawanna Henry | February 15, 2023

In a brief titled The Feasibility of Social Determinants of Health Clinical Decision Support, ONC explores how clinical practice guidelines that include social determinants of health (SDOH) factors present an opportunity to advance health equity and improve health outcomes. A standardized approach to clinical decision support (CDS) using SDOH factors can enable clinical practice guidelines to become part of routine care delivery. Such an approach has the potential for broad implementation in a variety of settings and with various systems.

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Building TEFCA

Micky Tripathi | February 13, 2023

A little over a year ago, we announced the completion of a critical 21st Century Cures Act requirement by publishing the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). This milestone established a clear infrastructure model and governing approach for nationwide health information exchange.

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Achieving a Major Milestone: Health IT Developers Certify to Cures Update

Rob Anthony | February 10, 2023

ONC is delighted to report that on December 31, 2022, the health IT community passed a major milestone on the road to improving health IT interoperability. More than 95 percent of Certified Health IT developers met the compliance deadline to update and provide their customers with new technology including requirements to enable access to information through application programming interfaces (APIs) “without special effort.”

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