ONC Not Pursuing HIE Governance Rulemaking; Various Other Updates
There has been a flurry of activity in the federal HIT policy domain recently without much time to write.
At the HIT Policy Committee meeting on September 6, Dr. Farzad Mostashari (National Coordinator for HIT) announced the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) would not pursue a rulemaking regarding health information exchange governance. Dr. Mostashari said that public comments on ONC’s May 15, 2012 Request for Information convinced the agency that movement and innovation in the States and private sector would be negatively impacted by a federal rulemaking at this time.
On September 10, I attended the 2012 New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium in Manhattan, hosted by ACR IT and Informatics Committee member, Dr. David Hirschorn.
I am currently working on the next version of ACR’s summary of the September 4, 2012 EHR Incentive Program-related final rules as well as an updated FAQ. I am also exploring ways to provide information via ACR’s Meaningful Use Resource Center specific to the Medicaid version of the program.
ACR’s second annual Imaging Informatics Summit is coming up on October 11. Registration is still open. The event will feature several exciting speakers, including representatives from ONC, the Food and Drug Administration, and more.