HealthData Answers: What’s Happening at the ONC

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here is what they are doing and reporting…”

“21st Century Cures Act Proposed Rule: Updates from ONC

Now Available: an optional public comment template that provides a simple way to organize and present comments on the ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act proposed rule…”

“Two New Data Briefs: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Electronic Patient Engagement Capabilities among US Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals

ONC released two new analyses on the use of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) technology among Medicare Part D prescribers and on the adoption and variation of electronic capabilities for patient engagement among hospitals…”

“LEAP in Health IT Funding Available

Earlier this month, ONC published a special emphasis notice (SEN) under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity to address standardization of patient information for seamless access, exchange, and use…”

“New Health IT Advisory Committee Task Forces

The Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) launched four task forces to review and provide recommendations on ONC’s proposed rule…” Read the full newsletter here.

Source: What’s Happening at the ONC – April 12, 2019. HealthData Answers.

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