"health information exchange" Posts

Portrait of Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Electronic Health Information Exchange Governance Framework Released

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | May 3, 2013

Last year, ONC issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather public input on a potential regulatory approach that would have spelled out “conditions for trusted exchange” (safeguards, technical, and business practice) through rulemaking, and establish a voluntary accreditation and certification process for validating organizations as being legitimate participants in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).

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Georgia, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska Complete Consumer Innovation Challenge

Kory Mertz | March 29, 2013

In an effort to help consumers and patients get and use their own health information, the states of Georgia, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska took up an ONC challenge to implement innovative approaches to enable consumer-mediated exchange and open up patients’ access to their medical records.  Their innovative consumer engagement initiatives can be found at HealthIT.gov.

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National Health Information Exchange Governance Forum Announced

Jodi G. Daniel, J.D., M.P.H. | March 1, 2013

Last year, ONC issued a Request for Information looking for comments about a potential governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network.  Based on comments we received, along with feedback from multiple stakeholders, we decided not to continue with a formal rulemaking process, but instead pursue a non-regulatory approach to health information exchange (HIE) governance.  We committed to launching a range of activities to support and learn from existing governance initiatives and advance our HIE goals:

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