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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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Steven Posnack: ONC Launches Interoperability Proving Ground

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a community platform for health information technology professionals to share and learn from interoperability programs in the U.S. Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the Interoperability Proving Ground …

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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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Karen DeSalvo to Receive HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Nomination

Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to the role of assistant secretary for health at HHS on a full-time basis. The White House’s announcement posted Wednesday noted that DeSalvo has held the post on an acting basis since October. She …

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