Comments Requested: Interoperability for EHRs

05/13/16  Portland, Ore.

Submit by June 3.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking feedback on its plan to achieve widespread exchange of health information through Electronic Health Records (EHRs). ONC hopes to establish the metrics that will be used to determine if the goal of interoperability for the entire nation has been met by December 31, 2018 as planned. Congress declared under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that the metrics be in place by July 1, 2016. Rural providers may be subject to meeting these metrics and should consider providing input on the unique challenges to interoperability they may face.