HealthITBuzz: What’s New in the 2022 Approved Standards via Standards Version Advancement Process

Beginning August 29, 2022, health IT developers participating in ONC’s Health IT Certification Program can voluntarily incorporate new versions of standards approved by the national coordinator into their Certified Health IT Modules. To further support implementation of the approved 2022 standards, ONC will update all the associated test data and tools, including C-CDA validators, Cypress, Edge Testing Tool, and Inferno by the end of August 2022…

The Approved Standards for 2022 include the advancement of ten standards. The United States Core Data for Interoperability version 2 (USCDI v2) is among the notable standards we approved for the 2022 SVAP cycle, as are three HL7® standards related to C-CDA and FHIR® US Core. USCDI v2 will continue to advance important health equity work via key patient demographic data and will be included in two of the HL7 standards. SVAP provides an accelerated pathway for health IT developers to adopt the social determinants of health (SDOH) and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data standards from USCDI v2.

The three HL7 standards we approved include the HL7® Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®) R2 Implementation Guide: C-CDA Templates for Clinical Notes Release 3 and two US Core Implementation Guides, Versions 4.0.0 and 5.0.1. Together, these standards will guide the industry towards consistent implementation of USCDI Version 1, for which Certified Health IT Modules are required to be updated by December 31, 2022. Specifically, US Core Version 4.0.0 will support USCDI version 1, and US Core Version 5.0.1 and C-CDA Templates for Clinical Notes R2.1 Companion Guide, Release 3 will support USCDI Version 2… Read the full article here.

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