Health IT developers implementing and certifying to the ONC Certification criterion at § 170.315(g)(10) and API Condition and Maintenance of Certification requirements at § 170.404 are encouraged to attend and bring questions. Health IT developers interested FHIR conformance testing, including resources on writing your own conformance tests, are encouraged to check out the Inferno Framework on https://inferno.healthit.gov/. Thank you for your continued feedback on the § 170.315(g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit GitHub page and engagement in the developer community on the chat.fhir.org Inferno page. Please continue to send ONC any Certification Program inquiries using the ONC Health IT Feedback and Inquiry Portal.
Dec 9, 2-3:00pm ET
NOV 15, 12:00-1:30PM ET
Join the ONC Health IT Certification Program for the upcoming quarterly ONC Health IT Certification Program Developer Roundtable. These public meetings are open to all health IT developers, regardless of their participation in the ONC Health IT Certification Program. During these meetings, ONC leads discussions tailored for the health IT developer community on topics such as Certification Program updates, upcoming certification deadlines, and developer requirements. Presentation Slides [PDF - 1,148 KB] Agenda
2015 Edition Cures Update 2022 Requirements
Real World Testing
§ 170.315(g)(10) Standardized Application Programming Interface (API) for Patient and Population Services
Test Procedure Live Demonstration
Inferno Strategy Update
OCT 27, 2:00-3:00PM ET
Got questions about information sharing under ONC’s information blocking regulations? Join ONC’s experts for our virtual office hours on September 22, October 6, and October 27 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET to ask us about the information blocking regulations.
SEPTEMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 16 AND SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
As in years past, this year’s all-virtual 2022 ONC Tech Forum will feature industry perspectives on the progress made in health IT over the past year, and highlight how we can continue to advance health technology to improve patient care, health equity, data exchange, and interoperability. What: #ONCTechForum When: September 9, 16 and 23, 2022
SEPTEMBER 14 AND SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
Is your organization using the SRA Tool to help conduct a security risk assessment (SRA)? ONC and OCR are hosting two webinars in September about the Security Risk Assessment Tool. Join us to learn how to review and update an assessment from a previous session, to receive a basic overview of the tool, hear highlights of enhancements made in version 3.3. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and give feedback during the session. There are two dates available for this webinar, and registration is limited to 3,000 participants for each presentation. The presentation will be the same for both sessions. A recording will be made available after the final webinar session. Register for a session: September 14, 2:00-3:00pm ET September 15, 11:00-12pm ET Download the SRA Tool →
August 16, 2022 12:00PM – 4:30PM
The use of technology to enable electronic consent (eConsent) for how and when a person’s electronic health information is shared is central to placing patients in control of decisions regarding their data. During this half-day workshop on August 16th at 12:00-4:30 pm ET, participants will explore technical standards and approaches to enable capturing, maintaining, and communicating a patient’s consent decision for sharing electronic health information throughout different life stages, within the context of applicable law. Participants will also explore capturing consent decisions to share EHI between healthcare providers and other non-HIPAA covered entities such as schools, courts, social services providers, employers etc. Event Pre-Work Packet [PDF - 305KB] Recordings for the plenary sessions and select breakout sessions are available in the agenda below. Agenda
Thursday, August 4th: 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST
The EHI Sharing Workshop has reached capacity and registration is closed. Please stay tuned for more EHI Sharing discussion opportunities. Join ONC for a healthcare provider-focused listening session and guided discussion on opportunities and challenges related to sharing Electronic Health Information (EHI). During this workshop, participants will explore approaches and lessons learned related to sharing whatever EHI is needed, when and where it is needed, within the context of applicable laws. Sharing electronic health information (EHI) when and where it is needed, while honoring patients’ privacy rights and preferences, requires thoughtful implementation of health IT-supported workflows and processes. This listening session and guided discussion will look at technical opportunities and challenges related to sharing Electronic Health Information (EHI) from health care providers’ perspectives. During this workshop, participants will explore technical approaches and implementation lessons learned by health care providers who are sharing a wide range of EHI when and where it is needed, within the context of applicable laws.
June 29, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
Join the ONC Health IT Certification Program for the quarterly ONC Health IT Certification Program Developer Roundtable. These public meetings are open to all health IT developers, regardless of their participation in the ONC Health IT Certification Program. During these meetings, ONC leads discussions tailored for the health IT developer community on topics such as Certification Program updates, upcoming certification deadlines, and developer requirements Agenda
Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) Updates
Refresher on the Process
New Standards Approved for 2022
Updates to ONC Test Tools
Attestations Condition and Maintenance of Certification – April 2022 Submissions
View recording | Passcode: AFE4YZ+6
Download event presentation [PPTX - 2.64 MB]
February 2-3 and April 13-14
The 2022 ONC Annual Meeting will be held in two parts – with education sessions on February 2-3 and a variety of dynamic and engaging panel sessions and exhibits on April 13-14. February 2-3, 2022: Education Sessions and Office Hours:
Learn about TEFCA, Information Sharing, USCDI, and more!
Recordings and slides available below.
April 13-14, 2022: Panel Sessions, Exhibit Hall, and Networking:
Join us for dynamic and engaging conversations about health IT and health equity, public health, patient access, and health information exchange.
Follow the conversation! #ONC2022
Note: you must register for the April sessions even if you registered for and attended the education sessions in February.
April 15, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The ONC Health IT Certification Program will be hosting a month of Inferno office hour sessions for health IT developers. Health IT developers implementing and certifying to the ONC Certification criterion at 170.315(g)(10) are encouraged to attend. The Inferno team will cover the release of Inferno Framework, including (g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit. You can learn more about the changes that are part of this release by reading the release notes in the (g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit GitHub repository. The prior release of the Inferno Program Edition (Release 1.9) will be hosted on inferno.healthit.gov/inferno for at least the next two months to support health IT developers’ transition to the new version of the tool. We encourage all Inferno users to visit and test the new Inferno Framework and please continue to provide feedback on the § 170.315(g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit GitHub page, engage the developer community on the chat.fhir.org Inferno page, and send ONC any inquiries using the ONC Health IT Feedback and Inquiry Portal.
March 9, 2022 From 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
The ONC Health IT Certification Program held the second of a series of quarterly roundtable meetings for health IT developers on March 9, 2022 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET . This public meeting that was open to all health IT developers, regardless of their participation in the ONC Health IT Certification Program. During these meetings, ONC leads discussions tailored for the health IT developer community on topics such as program updates, certification deadlines, and developer requirements. Round Table Slides [PDF - 3.4 MB] Agenda:
February 24 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern
ONC issued an RFI on January 21, 2022 seeking input from the public about electronic prior authorization standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria that could be adopted within the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Join us for office hours on February 24 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET to hear more information about the RFI, the process for commenting, and to ask your questions.
February 9, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted a webinar and workshop on February 9th to raise awareness for the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) Initiative. The event was an effort to create national resilience through access to health information during disasters, including public health emergencies and natural disasters. Peers engaged in discussions on the current state of the PULSE Community technical solution, implementation and use considerations, promising practices, and enhancement opportunities. Additionally, there was a presentations from state partners who shared their experiences with the implementation and use of PULSE during emergency response events. The session agenda included:
An overview of the PULSE Initiative
A deep dive on the PULSE Community technical solution
State perspectives on PULSE Implementations
Breakout group discussions on challenges and opportunities
Ideas for the future of PULSE Community
View the Presentation Slides [PDF - 4.8MB]
PULSE Community Listening Session & Workshop Summary [PDF - 730KB]
View PULSE Community Listening Session & Workshop Summary [PDF - 154 KB]
January 14, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
An ONC Artificial Intelligence Showcase – Seizing the Opportunities and Managing the Risks of Use of AI in Health IT Join us on January 14, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET, as we spotlight how federal agencies and industry partners are championing the design, development, and deployment of responsible, trustworthy AI in health IT. Watch updates from federal agencies working to support AI innovation, while attempting to mitigate the risks of AI in health care, including its potential for unethical use and exacerbating systemic biases. Additionally, there will be presentations and demos from industry partners who are on the cutting edge of responsibly deploying AI in their organizations. A panel discussion will also be held at the end of the day. View Agenda [PDF - 246 KB] View Presentation Slides [PDF - 12 MB] Watch Event Recording