The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is accepting public comments on the recently released 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory until March 21.
Public comments will be used to begin the process of developing the 2017 Advisory.
The Interoperability Standards advisory is a coordinated catalog of existing and emerging standards and implementation specifications developed and used to meet specific interoperability needs. It represents the results of ongoing dialogue, debate and consensus among industry stakeholders on the standards and implementation specifications that are best available. Most importantly, according to ONC, "it is a critical element of our delivery system reform vision where electronic health information is unlocked and securely accessible to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people."