The Architecture, Services and API Workgroup was charged with the defining of architectural patterns sufficient for an ecosystem of nationwide scale information sharing and modular applications serving patients, providers, provider-organizations, and researchers particularly as related to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which mandates a number of duties to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) relative to health information sharing.
April 22, 2015
At the April 22, 2015 meeting, the Health IT Standards Committee approved recommendations from the Architecture, Services and APIs (ASA) Workgroup. The ASA Workgroup sought to create a framework for evaluating technology policy surrounding health information technology. An informed framework on key architectural principles and patterns is useful guidance for important policy statements (such as the Interoperability Roadmap), standards and implementation guidance, and certification criteria.