eHI Policy Steering Committee Meets with ONC


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eHI Policy Steering Committee Meets with ONC

April 16, 2021

The new administration brought in new leadership at the Department of Health & Human Services, including at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). In January, Dr. Micky Tripathi was named the new National Coordinator for Health IT, replacing Dr. Donald Rucker. Dr. Tripathi assumed his new role at a critical time for ONC as of April 5th, provisions of ONC’s information blocking regulations went into effect, not to mention the important role of health IT in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, eHI staff and members of the Policy Steering Committee met with Dr. Tripathi and his team at ONC to discuss eHI’s policy principles and priorities, learn more about ONC’s ongoing work to advance interoperability, and identify areas for collaboration moving forward. ONC staff provided updates on work critical to many eHI members, including patient matching, the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), and public health systems modernization. eHI looks forward to continuing to engage with ONC on our shared priorities.