ONC Publishes EHR Interoperability Road Map, Standards Advisory
February 13, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Most healthcare providers—including providers of long-term care, postacute care, and home- and community-based services—should have the ability to send, receive, and use a common set of electronic information by the end of 2017 under a "version 1.0" interoperability road map released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The extensive road map and accompanying standards advisory seek to build on regional successes in information sharing by establishing a nationwide standard. The standards advisory, for example, details what ONC identified as the best available implementation standards for achieving interoperability as of December 2014.