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ONC’s 2017 Annual Meeting, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability, is less than two weeks away! Learn more about keynote speakers Eric Dishman, director of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Dr. Don Rucker, national coordinator for health IT. Check out the FINAL AGENDA for more information. In addition, we will be offering a webcast for the plenary sessions on both days, as well as the Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement session on day 1
Register: ONC Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, November 30 – Friday, December 1, 2017
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Blog Post: How Health IT Helps Respond to Disasters
ONC’s Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Andy Gettinger, takes a look at how health IT can and has helped in preparing and responding to disasters in a new blog post Reflections from a Health IT Perspective on Disaster Response. The post discusses how the interoperability of electronic health records can help first responders and public health officials respond in a wide variety of disasters. 
Interoperability in Action WebinarONC is hosting a webinar focusing on recent milestones in the area of patient matching. ONC established a variety of patient matching projects with the overarching goals of improving data quality, achieving higher interoperability, and delivering safer health care. The intent of the webinar is to provide an overview of the design and outcome of each project, including lessons learned and best practices for patient data capture and record matching. A complete agenda will follow soon.

Date & Time: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 - 4:30 pm ET
 Interoperability in Action Webinar: Patient Matching Milestones
HITAC Members Announced
Members of the new Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC), created by the 21st Century Cures Act, were announced by Acting HHS Secretary Eric D. Hargan. The HITAC provides the opportunity for stakeholders and the public to provide direct input to HHS and ONC about the implementation and use of health IT. The first meeting of the HITAC will be held early in 2018. Visit he news release announcing the HITAC members.
HIE-ADT Supplemental Award White Paper
ONC’s latest white paper reviews the key activities, outcomes, and lessons learned from the Advance Interoperable Health Information Exchange - Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (HIE-ADT) Supplemental Program. The HIE-ADT Program, which ended in July 2017, awarded four health information organizations (HIOs) funding to improve nationwide interoperability through the use and expansion of cross-state ADT notifications and provider directory services. The report includes key takeaways from a workshop held in DC where awardees discussed the governance and infrastructure necessary for nationwide exchange. Read the HIE-ADT Supplemental Award White Paper for more information.
National Family Caregivers Month and Health IT
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when families come together to share and remember. In a blog post, ONC’s Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, Genevieve Morris, shares her experience helping her mother, the primary caregiver for Genevieve’s grandparents, and how interoperable health IT could make getting health information a little easier. 
Other Health IT 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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