Gartner Research

ONC NPRM Envisions Open and Equitable Health Information Exchange

Published: 28 June 2019

ID: G00387815

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon

Summary

The ONC issued an NPRM in February 2019 that included guidance to improve patient and provider access to health information. This research discusses how these proposed rules could impact the healthcare provider CIO’s IT strategy and planning.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Framing of the ONC Rule Makes It Clear that Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) Using IT Solutions That Constrain Legitimate EHI Access Will Need to Adapt to a More Open and Equitable Patient-Information-Sharing Climate
  • The ONC Rule Sets Forth Guidance on How HDO CIOs Can Assist Legitimate Stakeholders (API Users) to Identify and Report on Suspected Incidents of Information Blocking by API Data Providers and API Technology Suppliers
  • The ONC Rule Sets the Stage for HDO Adoption of Consumer-Mediated HIE as an Adjunct to Conventional Directed and Query-Based Exchange Approaches

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