The Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now Feb. 27 held a briefing to discuss the release of a report with recommendations for The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health. The report was created with input from a work group made up of key stakeholders who, in addition to identifying recommendations, also outlined what is necessary for developing a health information technology (IT) oversight framework.
At the briefing, Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services, delivered the keynote and spoke of the challenges related to usability and interoperability. He noted that key areas of interest to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) include information blocking, the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), and open application programming interfaces (APIs).
Following Dr. Rucker’s remarks, a panel of work group members, representing viewpoints from across the health care sector, discussed the report. A recording of the briefing is available on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s past events web page.