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ONC Seeks Feedback for Electronic Health Record Reporting Program

The 21st Century Cures Act directed the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) contracted with the Urban Institute to dev...

HHS Delays Implementation of Interoperability Rules in Response to COVID-19

On April 21, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services announced delays to the implementation of certain provisions of the interoperability final rules released on March 9, 2020, in response to COVID-19. A series of announcements were release...

ONC Schedules LEAP Funding Opportunity Informational Webinar

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is scheduled to host an informational webinar to provide an overview of the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) funding opportunity. This $1 million grant is intende...

ONC and CMS to Host Webinars on the Recently Released Interoperability and Information Blocking Final Rules

On Monday, March 9, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its long awaited final rule adopting exceptions to the Cures Act’s information blocking prohibition and updates to the ONC’s health IT cer...

ONC Publishes Strategy to Reduce Administrative Burden Related to Health IT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT a...

Stakeholders Push for the Adoption of CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules

Technology companies and other stakeholders submitted a letter urging the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to finalize new rules creating additional opportunities for da...

ONC Data Brief: Opportunities to Improve Utilization of EMRs among Cancer Patients

On January 23, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a data brief on access and use of online medical records among cancer patients. The report found that while individuals recently diagnosed with can...

ONC Releases 2020-2025 Draft Health IT Strategic Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment. Comments are due on March 18, 2020. The draft plan outlines federal health information technology (heal...

ONC Posts Interoperability Forum Slides

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) hosted an annual Interoperability Forum to discuss trends and solutions for the implementation and adoption of various health IT practices. Slides and a recording of the plenary session from ...

ONC Awards the Sequoia Project a Cooperative Agreement to Support Nationwide Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced that The Sequoia Project has been awarded a cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE). The RCE will be responsible for developin...

CMS Updates Data Element Library

The Data Element Library (DEL) collects all relevant information for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid assessment instrument data elements and the association health IT standards. The DEL posted new updates:

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    Upcoming Health IT Advisory Committee Meeting on July 11

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is holding a Health IT Advisory Committee meeting on July 11, 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm ET. The link to participate online is here. Audio participants can dial-in thr...

    OIG Report Finds Challenges with ACO Care Coordination

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) held site visits and interviews at six accountable care organizations (ACOs) – four participating in the Next Generation ACO model and two in the Medicare Shared Savings Program – to evaluate how ACOs are usi...

    ONC Releases Data Brief on Use of Electronic Records by Office-Based Physicians

    As required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently released a report on the use of electronic records by office-based physicians. Overall the report found that interoperabili...

    View Archives of Hearings on Innovation for Health IT and Prescription Drugs

    On Tuesday, March 7, 2019, two innovation-related meetings were held. Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: Making Electronic Health Information Available to Patients and Providers, Part II Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor...

    Comment Period for Interoperability Rules Extended to June 3

    The Department of Health and Human Services extended the comment period for two proposed interoperability rules to June 3, a 30-day extension from the original May 3 deadline. Many industry and stakeholder groups had requested the extension due to th...

    ONC Releases Proposed Rule to Advance Interoperability

    On February 11, 2019, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a proposed rule to implement certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including conditions and maintenance of certification require...

    ONC Releases Report to Congress: Adoption Increasing but Recommend Areas for Improvement

    As required by law, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released its 2018 Report to Congress. This annual report provides an update on the progress towards the nationwide adoption of electronic use and exchange of health information. The rep...

    HHS Announces CHPL Data Challenge Winners

    The US Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the winners of the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge. Winning submissions to the cha...

    ONC Releases Draft Strategy to Reduce Health IT Burden

    On November 28, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a draft strategy to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology (health IT) such as electr...

    ONC Holds 2018 Annual Meeting on Nov. 29

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will hold their 2018 Annual Meeting from November 29 ­to 30 in Washington, DC. The meeting agenda is available here, and registration information is available here. &nb...

    ONC Releases Request for Information

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a request for information (RFI) on criteria to measure the performance of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT), as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. Feedback receive...

    ONC Releases RFI on Establishing Metrics to Assess Interoperability

    On April 7, 2016 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA. Comments are due on June 3, 2016. CMS uses the RFI process to help inform the d...