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Improving the Medical Records Request Process

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New Funding Opportunity: Market Transparency Project Webinar
ONC will be hosting an informational webinar this Friday, July 14th, 2017 for the Market Transparency Project for Health IT Interoperability Services (NAP-AX-17-002) funding opportunity announcement. This cooperative agreement is intended to address current gaps in cost transparency associated with health IT interoperability services- by spurring the development of an industry-led marketplace transparency and awareness tool. This new tool will serve as a publicly accessible online resource for the voluntary reporting, viewing, and comparing crowd sourced cost data on health IT interoperability services.
Date & Time: Friday July 14th, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm ET
Register: Informational Session on the Market Transparency Project Funding Opportunity
Improving the Medical Records Request Process 
ONC posted a new report and blog post identifying a number of ways to simplify the process for patients and health systems to request and share medical records. The report looks at the challenges patients and caregivers face in obtaining their health information and the processes and request forms used by more than 50 health systems across the country. Download the Improving the Health Records Request Process for Patients Report and read the blog post.
ONC’s Workforce Training Program Achieves Exceeds Target 
In 2015, ONC launched a two-year cooperative agreement program, which funded seven universities and colleges to train incumbent health care workers to use health IT in a variety of settings. Nearly 9,000 individuals completed the training– well over ONC’s target of training 6,000 professionals. Each awardee will continue training health care workers through their respective programs.  The awardees also updated training materials for 20 existing curriculum components and instructional materials developed by the HITECH-funded Workforce Curriculum Development Program. They also developed five new curriculum components, which will be posted on HealthIT.gov later this year. Read three success stories from ONC’s Workforce Training Program.
Data Update: EHR Products Used for MU Attestation Public Use File
ONC updated the EHR Products Used for Meaningful Use Attestation open dataset with the 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program data. The public use file contains a time series of all eligible hospital and health care professional attestations through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and the certified health IT products reported by those providers for each year. The dataset is available in an open format with complete documentation and explanation of the data. 
Update: Health IT Developer Quick Stats
ONC’s health IT developer quick stats for health care professionals and hospitals are now updated with 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program data. The quick stats visualize the number of health care providers who report using a certified health IT product from the top 20 developers. In addition, ONC makes the complete dataset that supports the visualizations open for public use. It is accessible through the Health IT Dashboard open API and as a download.
Reminder: Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework Open for Public Comment
ONC is looking for feedback on a proposed industry-wide measurement framework for assessing the implementation and use of health care interoperability standards and implementation specifications. Public comments on the Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework will be accepted until 5:00pm ET on Monday, July 31, 2017. Please note that comments and recommendations submitted as part of this process will be made public by ONC. 
Upcoming Health IT Events
JULY 13: ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge Winners WebinarHear from the winners of the Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge as they demonstrate and discuss their solutions for an online tool that could generate a user-friendly snapshot of a product’s privacy practices.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:30 - 1:30pm ET
RegisterONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge Winners Webinar 
JULY 24: Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement Kick Off MeetingOver the coming months, ONC will host a series of meetings and webinars to inform our work in support of the 21st Century Cures Act trusted exchange framework and common agreement provisions outlined in Section 4003 of the law. The kick-off meeting, scheduled for July 24, will provide an opportunity for diverse health IT stakeholders to discuss existing national trust infrastructures used to exchange health information electronically and to share their views on electronic data sharing best practices.
Date & Time: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:30am - 4:30pm ET
RegisterTrusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement Kick Off Meeting
JULY 26: ONC Advancing Interoperability for Social Determinants of HealthTo spur the development and use of health IT standards and structured data to represent existing social determinants of health (SDOH), ONC is hosting a half-day webinar highlighting the current state of using health IT to address SDOH. The webinar will look at existing screening tools and how providers are use these tools in a variety care and payment models. The webinar will also highlight current efforts to enable electronic capture of SDOH data elements, and demonstrate available resources to create interoperable SDOH tools, concepts, and data elements.
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET
RegisterONC Advancing Interoperability for Social Determinants of Health
AUGUST 15-16: Beyond Boundaries: ONC’s 2017 Technical Interoperability ForumSave the date! ONC is hosting a two-day, in-person only forum focusing on the technical aspects of interoperability.  These two days will focus on how ONC, our federal partners, the health care industry, and the technology sector can come together to shape the technical aspects of interoperability.  If you lead, develop, and implement health IT systems or standards, this event is for you. Registration details will be available next week.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:15am - 5:30pm ET & Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00am - 1:00pm ET

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