ONC tracks more than 30 COVID-19 interoperability projects

The ONC has tracked more than 500 interoperability projects related to COVID-19 across the U.S. as part of the Interoperability Proving Ground open platform, and more than 30 are related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The platform allows groups working on COVID-19 projects to share ideas with colleagues through IPG and view other COVID-19 projects. The projects are also categorized by state to highlight where each project is taking place. As of March 31 at 5 p.m. CDT, there were 528 projects logged in the system and 40 tagged as related to COVID-19.

The projects include:

1. TrekIT, a HIPAA-compliant, interdisciplinary collaboration tool for front-line clinicians created by clinicians at Penn Medicine. The tool can support team-based collaboration during times of extreme strain and do not require IT resources to deploy.

2. California-based Stanford has begun to develop advanced mapping tools called "Care Everywhere – Happy Together" for organizations to identify positive and negative COVID-19 tests within their native system and trigger clinical decision support tools.

3. Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif., developed bi-directional closed-loop referral workflows to exchange information for quicker referral turnaround times.

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