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CMS’s Seema Verma keynotes 2017 ONC Annual Meeting

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ONC welcomes Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as a keynote speaker at ONC’s 2017 Annual Meeting, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability. She joins Eric Dishman, Director of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, and other health IT and health policy experts that will be speaking during the event. Please note that the plenary sessions on both days, as well as the Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement session on day 1, will be webcast. More details on accessing the webcast will be available soon.
Register: ONC Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, November 30 – Friday, December 1, 2017
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Winners
Winners of ONC's Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge have been named. ONC designed the challenge to spur the development of innovative new algorithms, benchmark current performance, and help researchers, innovators, and industry agree on common metrics for success. The winning submissions were selected from over 140 competing teams and almost 7,000 submissions using an ONC-provided dataset. Read about the winners.
FINAL WEEK: 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Review and Comment Period 
The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an interactive catalog of standards and implementation specifications supporting interoperability in healthcare, has been updated with new content and questions for stakeholder feedback. The comment period for the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) is closing in less than one week. Learn more by reading the Buzz Blog post, Only you can improve the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition.
Comment Period Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET

Other Health IT Updates
QPP Resource Library Relocated to CMS.gov
The CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) resource library offers official information to help providers get ready for the Quality Payment Program. The QPP Resource Library includes a variety of QPP resources, such as:
Stay on top of all the new QPP resources by subscribing to CMS email updates.
HHS Opioid Symposium & Code-a-Thon 
The 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:
  • Have skills that match the need: Desired skills are computer programming, data analytics, and end user design.
  • Are multidisciplinary: Teams should include diverse expertise in areas relevant to the challenge tracks, such as health policy, analytics, social science, design, and/or engineering.
  • Are experienced: Teams should bring significant professional experience in their respective fields and/or have participated in a public or private sector sponsored Code-a-Thon.
Meet the above criteria? Submit your intent to participate

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