Reporting Birth and Fetal Death to Public Health Agencies

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HIMSS Comments on Subsection II-R

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased to submit these comments for consideration by ONC to update the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). These comments are one set in a series of comments that HIMSS has and will prepare to review the updates to the new web-based version of the ISA. More comments addressing other elements of this resource are forthcoming. For more information on previous comments, please visit the HIMSS website.

HIMSS recommends that Interoperability Need “Reporting Birth Defects to Public Health Agencies” in Subsection II-R be rephrased and expanded to “Reporting Newborn Birth, Health and Death to Public Health Agencies”. HIMSS has provided the attached information as a suggested expansion of the standards and specifications included in this section.

Subsection II-R New Interop Need Table_HIMSS.pdf