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Oh, The Places Data Goes: Health Data Provenance Challenge Phase 1 Winners Announced 
ONC has selected four Phase 1 winners of the Oh, The Places Data Goes: Health Data Provenance Challenge to advance to Phase 2 of the challenge. Each winner will be awarded $20,000 based on their whitepaper submissions that identified real world problems for provenance in clinical care and its proposed solution. In Phase 2, finalist will implement a prototype of the solution and provide lessons learned. Read more information about the winners and the challenge.
Patient Matching Challenge Dataset Available 
The Patient Matching Challenge dataset is now available! Visit the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge website to participate in the Patient Matching Challenge.
It’s time to schedule your C-CDA check-up
A new benchmarking tool is now available specifically for health care providers to test the quality of the C-CDAs created by their certified health IT as implemented in production. The new benchmarking tool, called the “One Click Scorecard,” tests both Direct transport and C-CDA conformance. This benchmarking tool is the health IT equivalent of an internet speed test and is specially designed with health care providers in mind – to give them visibility into the quality of the C-CDAs their health IT generates.
To use it, a health care provider (with a DirectTrust-accredited HISP) needs to do one thing: send a C-CDA (via Direct) to In a few moments, the benchmarking tool will test the C-CDA and respond back to the sender’s Direct account with a PDF “report card” that includes scoring information about the C-CDA. Once a C-CDA is tested and scored, the entire C-CDA along with any PHI is immediately erased and is not retained. ONC will only retain the numerical scores generated by the tool during testing for benchmarking and industry-reporting. For more information and to read the full notice regarding the disclosure of PHI, visit the One Click Scorecard.
Regional ADT Network Infrastructure Report
A new report compares various types of infrastructure models being used by Health Information Organizations (HIOs) to support inter-state health information exchange (HIE) across the country. The Regional ADT Exchange Network Infrastructure Report, developed as part of a cooperative agreement program funded by ONC, focuses on the use and exchange of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) messages and alerts to facilitate nationwide connectivity. The report also discusses integration of multiple infrastructure models, identity management, ADT message types and content, and scalability of the models.
Reminder: Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework Open for Public Comment 
Last month, ONC published the Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework. We are looking for feedback on a proposed industry-wide measurement framework for assessing the implementation and use of health care interoperability standards and implementation specifications. Learn more by reading the ONC blog post Wanted: Feedback on Ways to Measure the Implementation and Use of Interoperability Standards.
Public comments on the Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework will be accepted until Monday, July 31, 2017 at 5pm ET.
OCR Quick Response Cyber Security Checklist & Infographic
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed a Cyber Security Checklist and a corresponding Cyber Security Infographic that explains the steps for a HIPAA covered entity or its business associate (the entity) to take in response to a cyber-related security incident. 
Interoperability Measurement Framework Open for Comments
How we measure interoperability, as well as measuring the impacts of how information is flowing, are key priorities. The National Quality Forum (NQF), with input from ONC, is developing a measurement framework addressing these issues. NQF has published a draft report describing the measurement framework and is seeking input to make sure it is inclusive of key areas for measurement. Submit your comments by Friday, June 30, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the report, please contact Vaishali Patel ( or Talisha Searcy (

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