How It Works

Search ONDEC for the same or similar data elements. You can connect with other submitters and collaborate to strengthen a submission by commenting on them rather than submitting a duplicate entry.


Step 1. Submit new data elements and classes

Review Prep Sheet

See questions and prepare content for your submission - updated to include more information on ONC's evaluation of submissions


Step 2. ONC evaluates and assigns a level to each data element depending on the overall value, maturity and challenges to implementation

• Level 0  • Level 1  • Level 2

Step 3. ONC posts submitted data elements on the USCDI page by level

Submitters will have an opportunity to add or change information which could change its level determination.
Other stakeholders can review these submissions and contribute to their development through comments and collaboration with original submitters.

Step 4. New submissions will be evaluated and considered in the USCDI v6 update cycle.



Step 5. ONC anticipates publishing USCDI v5 in July 2024.

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 0955-0020 and expires on July 31, 2026. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 20 minutes per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, to review and complete the information collection. If you have comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, OS/OCIO/PRA, 200 Independence Ave., S.W., Suite 336-E, Washington D.C. 20201, Attention: PRA Reports Clearance