Federal Government Invites Public Comments on a 10-Year Interoperability Roadmap

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has begun conversations with the Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees as part of ONC’s broad vision to develop a defined, shared roadmap that allows for collective achievement … Continue reading

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New Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Allows for Enhanced Data Sharing

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. The Strategic Plan represents collaborations between 35 federal agencies to appropriately collect, share … Continue reading

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Confidentiality Toolkit for Responsible Data Sharing Published by the Federal Administration for Children & Families

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) produced a confidentiality toolkit to help state and local efforts understand how and when it is appropriate to share information about a family or individual to … Continue reading

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Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Outlines 10-year Plan for Achieving Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) presented a 10-year plan for developing an interoperable health IT ecosystem to achieve the “triple aim” of improving population health, providing better quality care and lowering per-capita costs. The ONC … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Fund Report Finds that Coordinating Mechanisms, Shared Data are Key to Integrating Services

A recent Issue Brief from The Commonwealth Fund noted that states working to integrate health care, public health and social services must establish a coordinating mechanism – such as an interagency agreement and an office dedicated to integration – as … Continue reading

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