Healthcare IT News February 22, 2022
National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi points to information blocking, API standardization and TEFCA as key factors in enhancing critical interoperability.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Micky Tripathi says that 2022 will bring the policy and technical infrastructure necessary for nationwide information sharing – making it a transformative year.
“This year providers, patients, payers, public health practitioners, technology developers, researchers and other stakeholders will take the decade-long investment in health information technology to the next level,” wrote Tripathi in an article for Health Affairs published Tuesday.
WHY IT MATTERS
In the piece, Tripathi observes that key provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act will be implemented in 2022, acting as critical pushes toward clinical interoperability....