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Friday, June 28, 2013

ONC S&I Data Access Framework

This just showed up in my inbox. It looks like ONC is finally catching up after the latest Whitehouse meeting.

   Keith


 Call for Participation

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Data Access Framework Initiative
ONC is pleased to announce the launch of a new S&I Framework Initiative, Data Access Framework, on Tuesday, July 16th from 12:00-1:00pm EST.  This initiative will focus on the standards and framework necessary for clinicians, providers and healthcare professionals to gain access to patient data within their own organization and from external organizations which may contain patient data.   On behalf of ONC, I am pleased to invite your valued participation in the kickoff of the Data Access Framework Initiative.

As the nation moves toward an Electronic Health Records (EHR) critical mass, the ability of healthcare providers to access their patients’ data presents multiple challenges. These challenges include the lack of standard interfaces in which to access data from the organizations’ EHR and a limited set of standards to use when accessing data from external organizations.
 Giving healthcare providers a standard way to access patient data helps improve healthcare quality, which includes improved patient outcomes.  The Data Access Framework will be addressing among others, the following questions:
  • Who – who is accessing the data? 
  • What – what mechanisms will be used to access the data?  what data is accessed?
  • Why – why are they accessing this data?
The goal of this initiative is to leverage existing standards to create a modular data access framework based on the identified business requirements of the community.
The official launch of the Data Access Framework Initiative will be held as a web meeting and teleconference on Tuesday, July 16th, 2012 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Details on the Data Access Framework launch including web meeting access, call-in information, reference materials and the Project Charter are posted on the Data Access Framework wiki.

If you would like to participate in the Data Access Framework Initiative, please review the documentation on the S&I Framework wiki:  http://wiki.siframework.org/Getting+Started+as+a+Volunteer.

Once you have read through the material regarding participation, levels of commitment, guidelines for participation and voting rights,  please sign up to participate in the Data Access Framework Initiative by completing the registration form on the Data Framework Access Join Page.

Your experiences, thoughts, expertise and solutions are critical to the success of this initiative.  We look forward to your participation and getting to know you as part of this new initiative.

John Feikema, Coordinator, Standards & Interoperability Framework - Initiative Coordinator
Mera Choi, ONC Lead, Standards & Interoperability Framework

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT




1 comment:

  1. Why do I have such a negative reaction every time I hear about yet another initiative to develop yet another framework or standard to prescribe yet another way to do something that we already have too many different ways to do already?

    What's your take on this.. am I just missing the point?

    TJL

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