Last year, in a blog post by former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, we announced a number of activities to promote a series of activities as part of a non-regulatory approach to governance of the nationwide health information...Show More Summary
Surescripts gives participants the ability to send and receive data with any other network member across the U.S. by using a secure messaging system.
Last year, ONC issued a Request for Information looking for comments about a potential governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network. Based on comments we received, along with feedback from multiple stakeholders,...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, ONC issued a request for information regarding a potential governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network. Based on the comments and feedback we received from multiple stakeholders, ONC announced in September that we would not be issuing federal regulations. Instead, we committed to launch a range of activities to support existing [...]
In 2012, the HIT Standards Committee evaluated the provider directory standards suggested for the Nationwide Health Information Network and concluded that none of the current implementation guides was sufficiently mature and adopted to mandate as a certification criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Show More Summary
An overarching goal for ONC is that information follows the patient where and when it is needed, across organizational, vendor, and geographic boundaries. We believe that the current state of information exchange and care coordination is far from this ideal, and that in addition to technical challenges with interoperability, the absence of common “rules of [...]
The Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange (NwHIN Exchange, or just Exchange) has been operating as an ONC program since 2007. For the past three years, a rapidly growing community of public and private organizations (Exchange Participants) has been routinely sharing information in production. Show More Summary
Patricia Flatley Brennan, Ph.D., R.N., Project HealthDesign National Program Director This comment was submitted to ONC in response to a request for information on the Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange (pdf). The comment period for this RFI...
The proposed framework for governance and operations of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) that the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) has described in the recent request for information (RFI) elicited a great deal of stakeholder input. Show More Summary
Deven McGraw, Project HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group, Center for Democracy & Technology On May 15, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a formal Request for Information from the public (RFI) on governance of...
Last week ONC released the Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange Request for Information that will be published in the Federal Register todaySteve Posnack, Director of the Federal Policy Division, ONC...Show More Summary
First, I want to point out that the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange (upper case) is a specific organization that is being turned into a private, nonprofit entity this fall with the idea that it would be weaned off government funding by October 2013. Show More Summary
The release today of the Request for Information (RFI) on Governance of the Nationwide Health Information Network is a critical step toward enabling trusted and interoperable electronic health information exchange (electronic exchange)...Show More Summary
The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (the National Coordinator) is required by section 3001(c)(8) of the Public Health Service Act to establish a governance mechanism for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). Show More Summary
As the discussion of the functionality to be included in a Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) continues, there are 3 different secure transports being evaluated:Exchange: “NHIN Messaging Platform Specification”, which uses...Show More Summary
EHR Doctors, Inc. and Midland Memorial Hospital announced today that Midland Memorial Hospital is now live with the Social Security Administration (SSA) MEGAHIT project. EHR Doctors, Inc. became the first nationwide health information exchange to connect to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) and the SSA MEGAHIT project. EHR Doctors developed its own platform for [...]
A nationwide network to monitor and maintain honeybee health is the aim of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and led by Penn State. Show More Summary
By RICH ELMORE and ARIEN MALEC A patient’s health records are no longer confined to a doctor’s office, shelved inside a dusty file cabinet. With the advent of the Nationwide Health Information Network, a framework of standards, services and policies that allow health practitioners to securely exchange health data, medical records digitized to be easily shared [...]
The Federal Health Architecture is making software available as a first step to help public and private health information technology systems communicate to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), a federal initiative to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information.