Other Health IT Updates
Health IT Advisory Committee
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will host the first public meeting of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) this Thursday, January 18. The HITAC, created by the 21st Century Cures Act, replaces ONC’s previous federal advisory committees and is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT. The HITAC’s recommendations are expected to relate to the implementation of national and local health IT infrastructure, including policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria that advance the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. The open meetings of the HITAC will provide the opportunity for the public to provide direct input to HHS about the implementation and use of health IT.
Join the kick off Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) meeting Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm ET. If you are unable to attend or stream, a recording of the meeting will be made available on HealthIT.gov.
Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Update
Join ONC for the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Part II discussion that will exclusively focus on answering your questions, so come prepared with your top queries.
Date & Time: Friday, January 19, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:30pm ET
Register: Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Webinar Part II Q&A
Remember the deadline to submit comments for the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework has been extended to Thursday, February 20, 2018 at 11:59 pmET. Please submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, please read the Health IT Buzz blog post: Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement:A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Health Information Interoperability.
2017 ONC Annual Meeting: Event Highlights Blog Post
ONC’s National Coordinator, Dr. Rucker, highlights some of the takeaways from the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting in the latest Health IT Buzz Blog post, 2017 ONC Annual Meeting Highlights: Why Burden Reduction and Interoperability Matter.
Also, check out the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting slides.
Sharing Sensitive Health Information: Protect Your Privacy and Improve Your Health
Patients may face the difficult decision of whether to share sensitive health information with their health care providers. Sharing medical information can help a care team make better-informed decisions that meet the patient’s specific needs. By not sharing information, patients risk receiving treatments that can have an adverse impact on their health or well-being. Learn more about ONC’s new resource, Sharing Sensitive Health Information: Protect Your Privacy and Improve Your Health, to help patients understand how to share sensitive health information in a manner that is safe, secure, and protects their privacy.
Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight
This week’s Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project is Pharmacist eCare Plan. This project aims to develop eCare plans for pharmacists through enhanced medication management content based on the templates in the HL7 Implementation Guide for C-CDA Release 2: Consolidated CDA for Clinical Notes.
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 theIPG Spotlight.
Other Health IT Updates
CMS: QPP Update - New Data Submission System
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new data submission system for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Clinicians can now submit all of their 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through one platform. Clinicians are encouraged to log-in early to familiarize themselves with the system.
Check out CMS’ fact sheet, press release, and instructional videos: