ONC Proposed Rule to Improve the Interoperability of Health Information (NPRM)


The final versions of the highly anticipated rules have been released. 1upHealth can help meet these new requirements through its FHIR® platform and services as further outlined here.

Released in February 2019, ONC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)1 supports seamless and secure exchange of electronic health information (EHI). The rule would enable patients to access all of their health information electronically at no cost via FHIR® APIs. To accomplish this vision, the rule endorses FHIR® APIs for exchanging clinical data, which will be required in certified electronic health records (EHRs), and also implements the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.

How 1up is Helping Organizations Comply with NPRM

To address this regulation, providers and other healthcare stakeholders are using 1up to:

  • Provide Application Access to US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI). The revised 2015 EHR certification criteria would mean that patients using EHRs must be able to share their full clinical dataset (as defined in the USCDI) with any application of their choice via FHIR® APIs. 1up can quickly help implement these FHIR® API endpoints in your EHR to fulfill this measure.
  • Enable API Support for multiple patients in FHIR® Bulk Data format. The proposed revisions to the 2015 Edition Base EHR definition would also require API services for which multiple patients’ data are the focus. 1upHealth is building the FHIR® Bulk Data reference implementation with Boston Children’s Hospital via a $1M LEAP grant from HHS and is helping other organizations enable population health analytics across internal and external data sources. For more information on our FHIR® Bulk Data Analytics, click here.

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