Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)

isa-gearThe Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) process represents the model by which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will coordinate the identification, assessment, and determination of "recognized" interoperability standards and implementation specifications for industry use to fulfill specific clinical health IT interoperability needs.

News & Updates

The deadline for USCDI ONDEC Submissions for USCDI Version 2 consideration has been extended. Submissions will now be accepted through October 23 at 11:59pm ET.
The annual ISA Review and Comment period, as well as the Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) comment period will be open until November 9 at 11:59pm ET.

Interoperability for COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic is now available.

About ISA

The 2020 ISA has been updated to include improvements made based on recommendations received from public comments and subject matter expert feedback. Read more about the ISA's purpose and scope.


ISA Structure

The ISA is organized and structured into four sections - read more about the ISA's structure and informative characteristics about standards/implementation specifications.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents of ISA's sections.


ISA Publications

View the most recent and historical ISA publications.

Recent Updates

Check here regularly for the latest updates to the ISA.

Timeline and Comment Process

Learn more about the ISA's annual timeline and how to comment.


View a list of frequently asked questions and answers on the ISA.