TheÂ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks public comments on a draft set of standards and implementation specifications meant to helpÂ the healthcare sector address interoperability issues between clinical ITÂ systems.
Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology and Chris Muir, director of the HIT Infrastructure and Innovation Division, wroteÂ in a joint blog entry posted Monday the comment period on the 2017 Interoperability Standards AdvisoryÂ draft runs through Oct. 24.
Posnack and Muir saidÂ the ISA is part of the agency’s efforts toward implementingÂ theÂ Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and supports the Interoperability CommitmentsÂ made byÂ various health IT developers, providers and tradeÂ groups to meetÂ federally recognized electronic health data exchangeÂ policies and guidelines.
They added ONC launched an effort toÂ transition its interoperabilityÂ standardsÂ to a web-based interactive resource.
“Our goal is to shift the ISA experience from a static, PDF to an interactive, wiki style product that stakeholders can more fully engage with and shape,” Posnack and MuirÂ noted.