Policy letter to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on ONC’s 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory and Consumer Access and Exchange

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) invites public comment on a proposed new consumer section for the 2018 Reference Edition, collecting consumer-based components for consumer access to and exchange of health information.  CDHI supports including four consumer interoperability needs:  push patient-generated health data into integrated EHRs; patient exchanging secure messages with care providers; view, download, and transmit data from EHRs; and remote patient authorization and submission of EHR data for research.  We also recommend including standards for “Shared Care Planning by Patients and Providers” together—both episodic plans of care or treatment and longitudinal care plans. 

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