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The RosettaHealth team attended the 2020 ONC Annual Meeting, and there’s a wide-range of health data exchange and interoperability stories worthy of noting.

2020 ONC Annual Meeting News: The Industry Rift Over Interoperability Rules and Patient Identifier Gains Traction

The 2020 ONC Annual Meeting just wrapped, and there’s a wide-range of health data exchange and interoperability stories worthy of noting. The RosettaHealth team was on-hand at the event. Here’s a quick summary of all of the latest and greatest news.

HHS Secretary Azar Blasts Epic's 'Scare Tactics' to Drum Up Opposition to Data Sharing Rules

HHS Secretary Alex Azar blasted vocal opponents to a proposed regulation that would make it easier for patients to access their health data. Speaking at the 2020 ONC Annual Meeting, Azar said the current medical records system was "segmented" and "balkanized," which hinders patients' access to health and impacts care.

Apple, Cerner Call For Interoperability Rule Release 'Without Further Delay' Highlighting Industry Rift

Big tech giants Apple and Microsoft joined health IT vendors and health plans to meet with federal officials at the 2020 ONC Annual Meeting to voice strong support for efforts to give patients access to their health data.

Rucker: Patient Data Access, Choice is at Heart of ONC Rule

National Coordinator for HIT Don Rucker told the ONC annual meeting on Tuesday that what the agency is proposing in its rule is the transmission of patient data through the use of OAuth 2 authentication to authorize data sharing via apps.

Patient Advocates Urge Quick Release of Final Interoperability Rules

A patient advocacy group is urging federal regulators to move forward in finalizing rules that would make it easier for patients to access their own healthcare data, according to a recent letter from the Society of Participatory Medicine.

Backing for Unique Patient Identifier Picks Up Steam at ONC Conference

The health IT world is stumping for a unique patient identifier for every U.S. citizen following signs from Congress that it's open to the idea, according to this Healthcare Dive article from the ONC conference.

HIMSS Unveils the Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability

HIMSS, HL7 International, and IHE International announced the launch of The Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability at the 2020 ONC Annual Meeting.

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