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ONC Issues Health Information Technology Update

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued its weekly update on health information technology issues.  You can read the complete ONC update, with links to additional resources, below.

What's Happening in Health IT

IN THIS ISSUE

Now Available: 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition
TheInteroperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an interactive catalog of standards and implementation specifications supporting interoperability in healthcare, has been updated following the public review and comment period that ended on November 20, 2017. The 2018 ISA Reference Edition[PDF]incorporates many of the comments received, and is intended to provide a “snapshot in time” view of the ISA for the new year. Additional changes and functionality improvements are planned for 2018, so be sure to visit the ISAthroughout the year.

Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework & Ambulatory Guide
Last month, the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework and Ambulatory Guide were released to assist health care practices and systems in assessing, measuring, and improving patient demographic data quality. Both the framework and guide are available in the Health IT Playbook.

Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight
This week’s Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project is EMDI- Netsmart Interoperability Pilot. This project aims to connect home health aides to their partner hospital system(s) so they can receive and or send referrals as well as document order forms for signature, electronically.

Haveyour interoperability project featured as an IPG Spotlightby submitting a new project at the IPG or update the status of a project that had been posted within the last 90 days. Once a project is submitted or updated, it will be added to the queue to be randomly selected as a featured project. Learn more about the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight and the IPG.

Secure API Server Showdown Challenge: Stage 1 Deadline
The deadline for stage 1 of the Secure API Server Showdown is around the corner! Submissions can be uploaded via the submission form on the challenge website. The winning FHIR servers will have security built-in using current industry standards, best practices, and recently issued healthcare-specific implementation guide requirements.

Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:59pm ET

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