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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


Reducing Clinician Burden: An ONC & CMS Public Meeting
There are only two days before the joint ONC and CMS public meeting to discuss how to improve patient care by reducing clinical burden as directed under the 21st Century Cures Act. Register NOW to be able to provide your experience and insight about challenges and opportunities that could reduce burdens associated with documentation requirements, clinical practice, and the use of electronic health records.

Date and Time: February 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Phone conference (In-person attendance is at max capacity.)
Register for the meeting

TONIGHT: Draft Trusted Exchange Framework Comments Deadline
The deadline to submit comments for the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework is tonight, February 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Comments can still be submitted to For more information about the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement read the Health IT Buzz blog post: Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement:A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Health Information Interoperability.

Secure API Server Showdown Challenge: Stage 2
The Secure API Server Showdown Challenge Stage 2, the Vulnerability Discovery Stage, opens today! Stage 2 includes two tracks: Server Track and Discovery Track. Learn more about Stage 2 on the Secure API Server Showdown Challenge Page. Please note, Stage 2 submissions are due Monday, April 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight
The Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project of the week is: Operationalizing Best Practices in Emergency Medicine. In October 2016, UCHealth and RxRevu partnered to develop technology that operationalizes evidence-based, best practices in emergency medicine to reduce antibiotic resistance and improve patient outcomes.

Health IT Advisory Committee Upcoming Meetings
Health IT Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Health IT Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Other Health IT Updates

2018 eCQM Annual Update Pre-Publication Document
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the 2018 Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards, terminology, and measures reflecting updated requirements for the 2019 reporting/performance period. View the full announcement at the electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center.