ONC Announces Strategic Plan and Interoperability Standards Updates in Advance of Annual Meeting
With the 2020 ONC Annual Meeting coming up next week, the agency has been busy announcing new updates, which will certainly drive many of the discussions at the conference.
First, the ONC released its 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, which places a big focus on patients having access to their own electronic health information to help manage their health and shop for care.
“The draft federal strategic plan supports the provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act that will help to bring electronic health information into the hands of patients through smartphone applications,” said Don Rucker, M.D., in this press release. “We look forward to public comment to help guide the federal government’s strategy to have a more connected health system that better serves patients.”
The public comment period on the draft of the 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan ends on March 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.
- A Redesigned ISA Homepage
- Additional Social, Behavioral, and Psychological Interoperability Needs
- Care Coordination for Referrals
- Clinical Notes
- Patient Reported Outcomes
- Cognitive Status
As we highlighted last week, this year’s 2020 ONC Annual Meeting will highlight the theme of “Connecting Policy and Technology: Bringing the EHR to the Patient,” and cover everything from FHIR to interoperability barriers/benefits to patients accessing their health information.
Once again, the RosettaHealth team will be attending the event, as well as the SHIEC Networking Reception on Monday, January 27th.
We will also be covering all of these ONC updates, as they progress in 2020. In the meantime, be sure to catch up on our health data exchange-related content below.
- 2020 ONC Annual Meeting to Highlight Bringing the EHR to the Patient
- QHN and CORHIO Partner to Enhance Health Data Exchange Capabilities in Colorado
- New Program in Michigan to Serve as HIE for Advancing Population Health
- PODCAST: Four Innovative Use Cases for Enhancing Value for HIEs
- Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services and Great Lakes Health Connect Merge to Enhance Health Data Sharing
- Preparing for the Final ONC, CMS Interoperability Rules
- DirectTrust Triples Number of Health Data Transactions in Q3
- The Sequoia Project Advances Health Data Interoperability Mission as TEFCA Coordinator
- TEFCA Comments Point to Industry Concerns About Interoperability
- CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule Positive for HIEs
- Roundup of Industry Feedback on the ONC Interoperability Rule
- Information Blocking and Health Data Exchange Challenges Addressed on Capitol Hill
- What’s Next After the Second Iteration of TEFCA?
- Major EHR Vendors Reveal Their Interoperability Efforts
- Seventy-Five Percent of Hospitals Beyond Basic Level of Interoperability
- The New Definition of Healthcare Interoperability
- PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses New Information Blocking Working Group
- Healthcare Interoperability at a Turning Point?
- The Sequoia Project’s New Working Group Focuses on Information Blocking
- Tackling Health Data Interoperability in 2019
To learn more about how RosettaHealth can assist with any health information challenges you might have, book a free consultation with one of our interoperability experts.