What's Happening in Health IT
IN THIS ISSUE
This year’s meeting, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability, is full of valuable sessions and insightful speakers. We will continue to update the agenda as additional panelists and speakers are confirmed. Learn more about the speakers and check out the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting agenda for the latest updates.
Tomorrow is the last day to secure a discounted hotel room rate as part of ONC’s extended room block. There is no cost to attend the meeting, so please register and book today!
Register: ONC Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, November 30 – Friday, December 1, 2017
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Webinar: Secure API Server Showdown ChallengeRegister: Secure API Server Showdown Challenge Webinar
ONC recently launched the Secure API Server Showdown Challenge, inviting developers to build a secure, ready-to-use FHIR server. The winning FHIR server will have security built in using current industry standards, best practices, and recently issued healthcare-specific implementation guide requirements. Learn more at an informational webinar where we will be providing context and details about the challenge, followed by an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Date & Time: Thursday,November 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET
Reminder: 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Review and Comment PeriodComment Period Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET
The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an interactive catalog of standards and implementation specifications to support interoperability in healthcare, has recently been updated with new content. As a reminder, ONC wants to hear your feedback before the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) reference edition is published later this year. Learn more by reading the Buzz Blog post, Only you can improve the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition.
New Blog Post: Read Out of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care SummitNational Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM): Protecting Healthcare’s Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats
As part of the 2017 National Health IT (NHIT) Week, ONC hosted a Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) listening session with a variety of stakeholders. Participants addressed several themes including transitions of care and interoperability were in this session. ONC’s Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, Genevieve Morris, and Liz Palena Hall, ONC’s LTPAC Coordinator, co-authored a new blog post recapping this session. Visit the ONC Buzz Blog’s latest post, Readout of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit, to learn more.
Many health IT systems today depend on the Internet. To improve your resilience to cyber-attacks, HHS asks that healthcare organizations share timely, actionable, and relevant information on cyber threats with other organizations in the health and public health sector. ONC and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) provided grants to the National Healthcare-Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (NH-ISAC) to improve their capacity to engage with healthcare entities of all sizes.
To receive cyber daily briefs and threat information (TLP Green) reports, please subscribe at NH-ISAC Health and Public Health (HPH) Outreach.
HHS Opioid Symposium & Code-a-ThonThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking experienced data scientists, computer programmers, researchers, public health experts, and innovators to come to Washington, DC for an opioid Code-a-Thon on December 6-7, which will challenge participants to develop data-driven solutions to combat the opioid epidemic. There will be three prize opportunities up to $10,000 each– one for each challenge track. Learn more about participating in the Code-a-Thon.
Are you up for the challenge? HHS is looking for teams of 3-5 people who: