ONC aims for Health IT innovators to create Interoperability objectives

ONC launched a project which it is expected bring together health IT leader insight on objectives that deal with the progress of interoperability in the next 10 upcoming years.

Through a new announcement on their ”Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030” project, ONC aims at making health IT innovators examine where health IT interoperability directed them and where they aim for the company to go.

Furthermore, through public feedback from health IT industry leaders, ONC will be able to produce a set of interoperability results which health IT leaders expect to accomplish in the next 10 years. Further insights into this matter will be public in autumn.

”Over the next few months, we’re looking for your take on aspirational and achievable ‘health interoperability outcome statements. Your perspectives will help shape our thinking and what we, as a nation, seek to achieve this decade.” wrote Steven Posnack – deputy national coordinator for Health IT.

Apart from this, by gathering feedback from health IT leaders about the 10 years expectations, ONC can get creative outlooks to accomplish these objectives.

”Anyone who’s worked in this space knows that healthcare is full of humility. Often, what you think should be easy takes longer and is more complex than you expected. It turns out those policy issues have interdependent technology issues (and vice versa) and those workflow issues are intertwined with economic issues, and frequently it’s some combination or all of the above.” further said Posnack.

The program is implemented after the integration of ONC’s latest interoperability regulation. Last year on March 9, ONC announced its official following phase of the 21st Century Cures Act that banned patient data blocking.

”This final rule implements certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including Conditions and Maintenance of Certification requirements for health information technology developers under the ONC Health IT Certification Program, the voluntary certification of health IT for use by pediatric health care providers, and reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking.” is stated in the final rule.

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