ONC Seeking Thoughts on How to Measure Interoperability

ONC has issued a request for information for your thoughts on how to measure interoperability. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) sets an objective to achieve the widespread exchange of health information through the use of interoperable certified electronic health records and directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish metrics in consultation with you – the health IT community – to see if that objective has been met.

Specifically, They are asking for input on:

  • What populations and elements of information flow should they measure?
  • How can they use current data sources and associated metrics to address the MACRA requirements?
  • What other data sources and metrics should HHS consider to measure interoperability more broadly?

The public comment period closes on June 3, 2016.

Read more on ONC's Health IT Buzz Blog or view the request for information.


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