Give Your Feedback on a New Rule Related to Electronic Health Record Data

Do you work in the health technology field? The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology wants your input on a new rule related to electronic health data.

ONC will use your feedback to draft a new rule (titled “Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing”). The rule aims to make it easier to share data, promote data sharing, and establish guidelines to ensure data are used in the best way possible.

Submit your comments by June 20, 2023.

In brief, the new rule will refine requirements for:

  • improving data access (e.g., FHIR-based capability).
  • setting technical standards for electronic case reporting.
  • minimizing the burden of reporting.
  • promoting information sharing and open industry standards.
  • governing the appropriate use of data (e.g., patient-requested restrictions).
  • supporting transparency (e.g., using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithms in predictive interventions).

With the new rule, ONC will build on the existing digital foundation and advance the work started under the 21st Century Cures Act.

For additional information, see the video, blog posts, and press releases describing this new rule.

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