5 Ways ONC Plans for Interoperability

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | June 6, 2014

'No one person, organization, or government agency alone can realize this vision of an interconnected health system.'

Interoperability, the Achilles heel of electronic health record progress has been in the limelight since the beginning of the stimulus package incentive funding for EHR adoption. And though EHR implementation rates have proven successful, interoperability leaves something to be desired.

Against that backdrop, the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a new 13-page treatise on how interoperability might be achieved over the next 10 years.

The paper comes as ONC is amid a restructuring with the winding down of stimulus funding, and as the office faces heat from House Republicans who want to know what ONC’s intentions are with respect to health app regulation...