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ONC Meeting Takeaways

In this episode, Shannon Larkin and David Navarro of Harmony Healthcare IT cover part one and two of the 2022 ONC Annual Meeting and discuss how the healthcare industry is navigating the 21st Century Cures Act and striving for interoperability.

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Key Moments

(0:10) The conversation kicks off with Larkin introducing Navarro and the topic – how the healthcare industry is readying data for interoperability and preparing for the 21st Century Cures Act.

(1:25) Navarro highlights the importance of industry standards when working with health data.

(2:44) Navarro discusses takeaways from part one and two of the 2022 ONC Annual Meeting, including initiatives such as Information Blocking regulations and provisions, TEFCA QHIN framework, and the USCDI standard.

(5:54) Navarro explains the challenges that OB care teams face when sharing data from inpatient/outpatient care, and how using FHIR APIs to query systems will be helpful when accessing medical records.

(8:03) Larkin asks Navarro for recommendations on where to look for education concerning FHIR. Navarro goes into detail about the FHIR standard, and shares resources where one can go to become familiar with it.

(11:05) Navarro discusses information blocking and the 21st Century Cures Act really pushing FHIR adoption.

(14:13) Larkin asks Navarro what he is hearing from provider organizations about the impact that the 21st Century Cures Act has on legacy data. Navarro responds that all ancillary systems are important, including those housing historical data, and need to be available for patient care and compliant with data blocking rules.



Shannon Larkin, VP of Marketing and Business Development, utilizes her 25+ years of health IT experience to connect healthcare organizations with a team of experts that consolidate and modernize data storage to reduce cost and risk.

David Navarro, Senior Director of Data Science at Harmony Healthcare IT. David has over 22 years of health information technology experience in Integration and Health Information Exchange. In his professional career, David has focused on data quality, data insights, and interoperability. He has implemented hundreds of interfaces between clinical and financial systems utilizing a variety of integration platforms, custom ETL processes, and nationally accepted standards.  He continues to drive interoperability initiatives and focuses on the curation and accessibility of data in the healthcare ecosystem.


Related Resource Links

Learn more about the 2022 ONC Annual Meeting Recap
Learn more about the 21st Century Cures Act and the Push for REST API Adoption
Learn more about Understanding TEFCA and its Role in National Interoperability


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