AHIMA October 28, 2020
At AHIMA20, Tom Mason, MD, chief medical officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), joined Chantal Worzala, PhD, of Alazro Consulting, and Jennifer E. Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA, vice president and privacy officer, Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center, on a panel discussion, “Bringing Together Clinical and Administrative Data,” on Wednesday, October 14.
AHIMA20 spoke with Dr. Mason about the ONC’s role in the initiative, standardization, and the challenges of data integration. This interview was edited for length and clarity.
AHIMA20: What is ONC’s role in the initiative to facilitate and standardize the integration of clinical and administrative data?
Tom Mason: The 21st Cures Act, which was signed into law December 2016, has a section...