Let Information Flow Edition
In This Issue
Today ONC posted a The Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap: A Year in Review. This interactive presentation highlights the work ONC accomplished in the past year to support the goals and objectives of the Roadmap. The presentation reflects the principles outlined in the Roadmap and is a snapshot of ONC’s activities. It is not a comprehensive look at the important and valuable work being done by you – the health and health IT stakeholders and federal partners – helping ensure that information flows where and when it is needed most. As we come to the end of 2016, we look forward to an exciting 2017 and the continued partnerships in helping make sure that individuals have the information they need to improve their health and care.
The 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) is now available at HealthIT.gov. The ISA updates the draft version released in August 2016. The ISA is a coordinated catalog of standards and implementation specifications that are available for use by the health IT industry to meet interoperability needs. This year, we transitioned the ISA from a static document to an online platform that enables you to fully engage with and shape the ISA on an ongoing basis.
Date & Time: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET Register for the webinar.
The deadline for challenge submission is April 10, 2017 with winners expected to be announced in mid-2017.
Have you been meaning to share your interoperability work on the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) but have too many to enter? We heard your requests and are happy to announce that the IPG now offers bulk upload capabilities. If you have five or more projects that you can’t wait to share with others in the health IT community, but the one-by-one entry process has been holding you back, now is the time to act! For questions or concerns, please contact ONC.Techlab@hhs.gov.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have published the 2017 performance period electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Logic Flows for MIPS Eligible Clinicians to the eCQI Resource Center and the eCQM Library. The eCQM Measure Logic Flows are designed to help interpret the eCQM logic and calculation methodology for performance rates. Questions about the measure flows should be directed to the ONC CQM Issue Tracker. For more information, you can also visit https://qpp.cms.gov/.
New health IT workforce training sessions are being held across the nation. Registration is open but space is limited at the universities’ discretion. Deadlines to sign up vary by program.
Standards: Interoperability Standards Advisory Task Force
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00am – 12:30pm ET