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Standards Advisory

2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

ONC accepted public comments on a draft of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory for 45 days that ended on Friday, November 6, 2015.  The public comments were used to update the draft in order to publish the final 2016 Advisory.

The final 2016 Advisory also represents feedback ONC received from public comment on the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory as well as many of the recommendations from the HIT Standards Committee.

The public comment period for the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (2016 Advisory) has closed effective March 21, 2016.  For those respondents that submitted extension requests prior to this date, you may place your input into the web form at the URL provided.  Fill out the Excel template provided [XLSX - 23 KB] and upload it (preferred method), with your in-line changes made directly in the advisory, or upload a letter that outlines your comments and edits. Please note that anything submitted as part of this process will be made public by ONC.

Read the Public Comments

Shelley Rusincovitch
Project Leader in Applied Informatics and Architecture
Duke Translational Research Institute

On behalf of the authors, we are pleased to share the attached comments and appreciate this opportunity.

Sarah Willis-Garcia
Program Manager
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association

We are pleased to submit the attached comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on its Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an essential component of their effort to coordinate the identification, assessment, and determination of the “best available” interoperability standards and implementation specifications for the health IT industry to use in fulfilling our shared objectives to achieve widespread interoperability. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association represents more than 30 companies that design, develop, and deliver EHRs to the vast majority of healthcare organizations that are using these technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery for all Americans.

Sarah Willis-Garcia
Program Manager
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association

We are pleased to submit the attached comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on its Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an essential component of their effort to coordinate the identification, assessment, and determination of the “best available” interoperability standards and implementation specifications for the health IT industry to use in fulfilling our shared objectives to achieve widespread interoperability. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association represents more than 30 companies that design, develop, and deliver EHRs to the vast majority of healthcare organizations that are using these technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery for all Americans.

Hans Buitendijk
Cerner Corporation

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input to the 2017 ISA. Attached please find our comments.

Michelle Smerek
Research Informaticist
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Response to call for public comment attached.

Lindsey Hoggle
Director, Nutrition Informatics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics appreciates this opportunity to comment on 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory which is used for development of the 2017 version.

Ticia Gerber
Global Director, Partnerships and Policy
Health Level Seven

Attached are Health Level Seven's comments on ONC's 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory.

Chris Hills
Standards and Engagement Team Lead
IPO

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Allison Viola
Director, Health IT Policy
Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente offers the following comments on the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (“2016 Advisory”), posted January 19, 2016 at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) webpage.

Travis Kushner
Meaningful Use Coordinator
Washington State Department of Heatlh

See Attached

Chris Hills
Standards and Engagement Team Lead
IPO

It was appreciated to be able to provide comments on this document. Please let me know if you have any questions on any of the comments and I will put you in touch with the correct person to expound on the dialog.

Allison Viola
Director, Health IT Policy
Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente offers the following comments on the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (“2016 Advisory”), posted January 19, 2016 at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) webpage.

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Thomas Sparkman
Vice President, Government Relations
American Clinical Laboratory Association

See attachment for comments on behalf of the American Clinical Laboratory Association.

Daniel Vreeman
Associate Director for Terminology Services
Regenstrief Institute, Inc

Attention: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

The Regenstrief Institute is a non-profit biomedical informatics and healthcare research organization dedicated to improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors, and enhancing patient safety. Regenstrief is also an global leader in health data standards. It is with these perspectives in mind that these comments are offered.

We want to applaud the ONC for continuing this important initiative. Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback.

Thanks,
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Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MSc
Associate Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc

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