In This Issue
- ONC is Accepting Public Comments on the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory
- CMS Reintroduces the eCQI Resource Center
- ONC Published Certification Companion Guides (CCGs) to Accompany the 2015 Edition Test Procedures
- Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Jan. 18 – Jan. 22
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 atChristopher.Muir@hhs.gov before the March 21, 2016 deadline.
The eCQI Resource Center is a one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement. The website provides a centralized location for critical clinical quality measure resources, including the electronic clinical quality measures and their specifications, links to tools for measure development, testing, and clinical decision support (CDS). Register for a live demonstration of the website Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 3:00-4:00 EST.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Jessica Sanford firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-326-1704
These guides will assist with product development in preparation for testing and certification. The following CCGs have been published or updated and are available on the 2015 Test Method Page:
- Common Clinical Data Set
- Transitions of care
- Common Clinical Data Set summary record – create
- Common Clinical Data Set summary record – receive
- Data segmentation for privacy – send
- Data segmentation for privacy - receive
- Care plan
- Secure messaging
- Patient health information capture
- Consolidated CDA creation performance
12:00 p.m.: The Joint: Certified Technology Comparison Task Force will hold a Meeting. Learn more:http://bit.ly/1J3nj5Y
9:30 a.m.: The Joint HIT Committee Meeting will hold a meeting. More details are available here:http://bit.ly/1PsfbIZ