2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory Public Comments
ONC accepted public comments on the open draft of the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory. The comment period was open for approximately 90 days and ended at 5 pm ET on Friday, May 1st, 2015.
The 2015 Interoperability Standard Advisory represents the model by which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will coordinate the identification, assessment, and determination of the best available interoperability standards and implementation specifications for industry use toward specific health care purposes. The 2015 Advisory’s scope focuses on clinical health information interoperability. The scope of future advisories may be expanded as necessary and appropriate to support the Interoperability Roadmap’s evolution as well as other national priorities.
The advisory is meant to provide the industry with a single, public list of the standards and implementation specifications that can best be used to achieve a specific clinical health information interoperability purpose and also to prompt dialogue, debate, and consensus among industry stakeholders when more than one standard or implementation specification could be listed as the best available.