This is a general solicitation of public input for the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap
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ONC published an Interoperability Vision Paper called "Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure". As mentioned in the paper, ONC will lead in the development of a shared, Nationwide interoperability roadmap. This roadmap will be a platform to ensure stakeholders can connect care, improve health, and develop the health IT ecosystem that can be part of the larger learning health system. The roadmap will cover stakeholders across the care delivery, health IT and related industries and should not be viewed as an HHS or federal government roadmap. The roadmap will be a companion to the Interoperability Vision Paper and dives deeper on how we can collectively achieve the 3, 6, and 10 year interoperability milestones described in the paper.
Process and Plan for Input
Therefore, ONC is convening a variety of opportunities to collect input to inform what will become a shared, Nationwide interoperability roadmap. Your comments, input and answers to the questions posed in this interactive community will support the development of the Nationwide interoperability roadmap. We are asking that everyone provide his or her thoughts and comments for this first draft by Friday, September 12, 2014. That will give us time to synthesize all of the suggestions and feedback and account for as much of it as possible in the draft roadmap that will be presented to our Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs) for their input and recommendations in October. We anticipate version 1.0 to be posted for public comment in early 2015.
As mentioned in the vision paper, we will aim to develop a shared agenda that focuses on five critical building blocks for a nationwide interoperable health information infrastructure:
BUILDING BLOCK #1: CORE TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND FUNCTIONS
BUILDING BLOCK #2: CERTIFICATION TO SUPPORT ADOPTION AND OPTIMIZATION OF HEALTH IT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
BUILDING BLOCK #3: PRIVACY AND SECURITY PROTECTIONS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION
BUILDING BLOCK #4: SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS, CLINICAL, CULTURAL, AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
BUILDING BLOCK #5: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
These building blocks are interdependent and progress must be incremental across all of them over the next decade to realize this vision. We will develop a more comprehensive set of use cases and goals for three, six and ten-year timeframes that will guide work in each of the building blocks, including alignment and coordination of prioritized federal, state, tribal, local, and private sector actions.
The building blocks are further described in the Vision Paper and on each of the pages with the Questions for each building block (see menu to the left and below).
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- Please respond to some or all of the questions in a manner you prefer (the links to the questions are in the left menu)
- Consider this a community forum and an opportunity to interact with others in the community
For those who prefer not to respond to the questions, feel free to provide general input for the roadmap or ask new questions to the community by creating new comment(s) below or on this page: General Suggestions and Feedback
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Again, we invite you to read Connecting Health and Care for the Nation, review the questions posted in this community forum, and offer your feedback and ideas for making the vision a reality. Thank you for your input into this process for the development of the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Version 1.0.