Rucker emphasized that ONC will follow the direction set by the new Trump administration, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and Congress.
This summer has demonstrated hope for consumers and HIM professionals who have long been frustrated by the confusion that can ensue when a patient requests access to their health information.
In late July, AHIMA submitted comments to ONC in response to the agency’s open comment period for its “Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework”—a guide that will evaluate the implementation and use of interoperability healthcare standards.
The new top ONC officials appointed by the Trump administration outlined their main priorities for the department—improving electronic health record (EHR) usability and helping foster improved health data and system interoperability in the US healthcare system—in a call Tuesday.
Participants were asked to create Model Privacy Notice (MPN) generators that produce a customizable MPN for health information technology (IT) developers, making it easier for consumers to see a product’s privacy and security policies.