Measure the Impact of ONC’s New Interoperability Rules Now (Health Affairs Blog)
On May 1, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published landmark regulations to improve health data access and interoperability for patients, providers, and app developers, using a standardized application programming interface (API) infrastructure. In concept, the regulations take a giant leap forward. In practice, they might fall short of the nation’s goals. How will we know? How can we spot gaps and make timely corrections? Our blog in Health Affairs proposes a framework for immediate and future measurement in three domains: individual-level data access; bulk data access; and information blocking.