Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) submissions within the ONC Tech Lab are submitted by healthcare, technology and development organizations that are invested in Health IT and Interoperability and want to share, learn and collaborate with similar stakeholders in the US, and around the world.

To view all submissions, please view the IPG link located within the ONC Techlab.

COVID-19 Patient Registry

To support nationwide tracking and reporting of infections/immunization, the COVID-19 Patient Registry allows cases to be managed uniquely across various agencies and organizations. 

Created as part of the Pandemic Response Hackathon sponsored by ONC and the American Public Health Association (APHA), the public health and immunization registry aggregates clinical data such as test results and status updates from hospitals, public health departments, labs and physician practices for reporting and tracking of the disease. Using probabilistic algorithms embedded in NextGate’s Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), the registry automatically links data together based on patient demographics (i.e. address, phone number, birth date, etc.).

We are seeking partners willing to collaborate as well as input from healthcare leaders on workflow requirements and relevant clinical data to be captured. A mobile version of the UI is also needed.

A video tutorial of the registry is posted below:
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  • COVID-19
  • interoperability
  • patient identificatioin
  • Patient Matching
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