Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

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HHS And ONC Invest $28 Million In Health Information Exchange Grants

Karen B. DeSalvo and Ahmed E. Haque | Health It Buzz | February 3, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this morning an important Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) funding opportunity, which is part of a Department-wide effort to achieve the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information to improve health and transform care... 

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NIST Soliciting Bids for Solutions to Steamline Patient Access to Health Information

Mike Garcia | NSTIC Notes | March 31, 2016

Today I’m thrilled to introduce our second solicitation for pilot funding of 2016, which focuses on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online. We’re looking for a project that will pilot solutions to access health information that are privacy-enhancing, secure and resilient, interoperable, and cost-effective and easy-to-use. For this funding opportunity, we’re looking to solve this problem through deployment of federated identity credentials in healthcare.

The Evolving Landscape of Health Information Exchange

The original vision for nationwide health information exchange was a “network of networks” model where local HIEs would interact HIE-to-HIE to form a virtual national network. But notice that many of the new initiatives are essentially solving a different problem: they are enabling point-to-point connections across a wider geography and set of clinical sites. This seems more like a large, single national network rather than leverage of more distributed organizations or implementations. Only time will tell if these private sector initiatives will collaborate, converge or compete. And only time will tell of the limitations of ONC’s ability to influence and provide leadership will creates gaps or provide new opportunities for innovation.

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