HealthIT Answers May 9, 2022
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By David Navarro, Sr. Director of Data Science, Harmony Healthcare IT

What is the USCDI?

United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) is a standardized set of health data classes (categories) and constituent data elements for interoperable health information exchange. USCDI serves as a minimum guide for provider organizations on what data classes and elements will be stored and made interoperable, prescribing specific concepts like LOINC, SNOMED, CPT, and ICD10 that should be utilized to store patient observations.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) adopted USCDI as the content standard for 21st Century Cures Act. Certified health IT developers must support the USCDI v1 by the end of 2022, which includes 15 Data Classes:

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