Tag Archives: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

ONC Opens Comment Period on Draft 2017 Health IT Interoperability Standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks public comments on a draft set of standards and implementation specifications meant to help the healthcare sector address interoperability issues between clinical IT systems. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology and Chris Muir, director of the HIT Infrastructure …

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ONC Seeks Ideas on Blockchain Application to Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a white paper solicitation on the use of blockchain technology in health IT applications in a move to address security, privacy and scalability needs in electronic health record management. ONC said Thursday it plans to award $1,500 to $5,000 in cash prizes to as …

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ONC Unveils Software Contests, Funding Opportunity for Health IT Providers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a three-part challenge that aims to encourage the development of software applications for healthcare, with prizes worth $625,000 in total. The three-part strategy seeks to build on Health Level 7 of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and promote standardized application programming interfaces, ONC said …

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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revised a catalog that lists federally recognized interoperability guidelines and standards for electronic health records systems in the U.S. The agency updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory publication as part of efforts to establish a national health IT infrastructure and track industry progress toward adoption of …

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HHS Roadmap Seeks to Achieve Nationwide Health IT Interoperability by 2024; Karen DeSalvo Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final document that details strategies on how to facilitate sharing of electronic health records and attain nationwide interoperability among health information technology systems by 2024. The HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed the Connecting Health and …

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HHS Updates Federal Health IT Plan; Karen DeSalvo Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has released the final version of a federal plan intended to help improve the national health information technology infrastructure. The agency’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated the plan with input from various sectors gathered last year via public comment, collaborations, health IT policy …

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