Tuesday, January 19, 2016

ONC Accepting Comments on Standards Advisory

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ONC is Accepting Public Comments on the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory
ONC is accepting public comments on the recently released 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory [PDF - 2MB]. Public comments will be used to begin the process of developing the 2017 Advisory. The comment period will be open for about 60 days and will end at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016. The public comment submission form and the preferred comment template [XLSX - 22 KB] are available for download.

The Interoperability Standards advisory is a coordinated catalog of existing and emerging standards and implementation specifications developed and used to meet specific interoperability needs. It represents the results of ongoing dialogue, debate and consensus among industry stakeholders on the standards and implementation specifications that are best available. But most importantly, it is a critical element of our delivery system reform vision where electronic health information is unlocked and securely accessible to achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.

If you need additional information or more time to submit comments, please contact Chris Muir at Christopher.Muir@hhs.gov before the March 21, 2016 deadline.

1 comment:

  1. I believe the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory is a great start, but has a challenge in it really only projects standards one year out. Yes, there are standards listed that are not "Federally Required" which if I read my crystal ball correctly are where we might be headed. This makes it really difficult for strategic planning of our development efforts. I would really like to be able to skate to where the puck is going rather than one year at a time. I would hope that ONC gives more insight of their longer term(at least 2-3 years out) thinking of where we are headed with interoperability standards rather than one small step at a time. I would like to make some bigger leaps forward.

    All the Best,