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FTC: ONC rule could distort competition, impede innovation – Health Article

The Federal Trade Commission has weighed in regarding a proposed rule on information blocking from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. In a letter to ONC, the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition recommends that the agency consider changes to ensure that its final rule “does not inadvertently distort competition or inhibit conduct that is affirmatively procompetitive and consumer friendly.” ONC’s proposed rule seeks to implement the information blocking provisions of…

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ONC, CMS proposed rules continue to come under fire from stakeholders – Health Article

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should scrap their proposed rules on interoperability and start over. That’s the contention of the Health Innovation Alliance (formerly Health IT Now), a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers. Earlier this year, ONC issued a proposed rule—along with a companion rule from CMS—intended to make electronic health information accessible to both patients and providers. However, stakeholders have questioned whether the…

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ONC is FHIR’d up: Unwrapping the new Inferno Testing Suite – Health Article

Interoperability Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. and John Snyder | October 2, 2018 In a blog post from earlier this week, we discussed the growing use of the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard. FHIR is just one tool in the toolbox helping improve the interoperability of health information, a goal of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). We are excited to see the growing use of this standard – and the expectation that the U.S.…

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Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule – Health Article

Feb11 Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. The following includes the key takeaways from the officials hosting the call. Seema Verma Seema Verma, Administrator, CMS CMS shares a commitment…

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