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ONC, in partnership with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released an update to the HHS Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool. This tool provides support for small- and medium-sized health care organizations in their efforts to assess security risks. The newly enhanced…

In light of COVID-19, ONC will exercise its discretion in enforcing all new requirements that have compliance dates and timeframes until three months after each initial compliance date or timeline identified in the ONC Cures Act Final Rule. 

ONC will be making three new awards totaling up to $2.5 million across the awards in fiscal year 2020 to address the development and testing of data sharing functionalities to support clinical care, research, and improved health care outcomes under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP)…

Come work at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT! ONC seeks to attract and develop skilled professionals in the standards, technology, policy, and healthcare fields. 

ONC has released the comment submissions for Draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. We thank everyone that submitted comments. 

ONC is pleased to share the public comment submissions we received for Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) issued a proposed rule to support seamless and secure access to, exchange of, and use of electronic health information (EHI).

The new SRA tool features a broader application of health information risks and an improved user experience. The SRA Tool intends to help HIPAA-covered organizations integrate security safeguards and risk management practices into their regular business practice.

This document describes key considerations for implementing and managing application programming interfaces (APIs) in healthcare with respect to the privacy and security of health information.

The draft Trusted Exchange Framework, released on January 5, 2018, outlines a common set of principles for trusted exchange and minimum required terms and conditions for trusted exchange. Read and comment today!

ONC's new API Educational Module gives providers the technical terms needed to understand developers when they discuss adding APIs to their practice.

Want to contribute to future heath IT policies and standards? We encourage interested professionals to fill out a Health IT Advisory Committee Membership Application to be considered as a committee or future task force member.

Federal Health IT magazine awarded Federal Health Architecture (FHA) an Innovation Award for their work with …

Since the passage of the HITECH Act, the health IT  landscape has dramatically evolved. This new report from ONC looks at the past eight years and where health IT is headed in the future.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a final rule implementing the provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This final rule modernizes and…

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a final rule  that emphasizes the importance of protecting public health and safety while also strengthening transparency and accountability in the ONC…

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