ONC seeks input on how to measure interoperability

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a request for information regarding ways to assess interoperability as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

The federal agency wants to establish metrics that will determine whether widespread exchange of health information technology through interoperable certified EHR technology is met by Dec. 31, 2018, as outlined in section 106(b)(1) of MACRA.

In this section of MACRA, Congress declared a national objective to achieve interoperability by the end of 2018, so the government needs to determine if that goal is achieved.

The RFI seeks input on three key topics:

1. Measurement population and key components of interoperability that should be tracked;

2. Current data sources and metrics to address section 106(b)(1) of MACRA; and

3. Other data sources and metrics ONC should consider to measure interoperability.

The RFI is open for comments until June 3.

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