Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (Health IT) is an evolving infrastructure that supports the management of health information and secure information exchange across computerized systems to enhance healthcare quality and delivery.

Telehealth Guidance & Resources

Telehealth encompasses many modes of communication and transfer of healthcare data between healthcare professionals and their patients, including telemedicine (video visits), telephone visits and remote patient monitoring. This section offers guidance on clinical use cases, technology, regulations and waivers, and billing and coding.

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Interoperability and Information Blocking Regulations

Resources regarding the ONC and CMS final regulations aimed at improving interoperability and patient access to electronic health information.

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Communications and Application Programming Interface (API) Conditions of Certification:
As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress established seven conditions of certification for certified health information technology (IT). In December 2022, ONC released materials explaining two of those conditions of certification—the Communications Condition of Certification (“Communications Condition”) and the Application Programming Interface Condition of Certification (“API Condition"). These materials from ONC provide information about these two conditions of certification and describe required, prohibited, and permitted practices of certified health IT developers under the 21st Century Cures Act.

Health IT Playbook
The Health IT Playbook was developed by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and designed to provide practical, technical, and workflow assistance including tools and resources that providers and practices can leverage when implementing and optimizing health IT, including electronic health records (EHRs).

Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement Resource Center
Provides tools and resources for the development, testing, certification, implementation, reporting, continuous evaluation of electronic clinical quality measures and their improvement.

HIMSS Resource Center
Provides actionable insights into health information and technology topics from HIMSS subject matter experts.

Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL)
ONC tool providing comprehensive list of health IT that have been tested and certified through the ONC Certification Program.

National Broadband Map
This is particularly helpful for providers in the EHR Incentive Programs that need to determine their broadband download speed for exclusion criteria.

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2020-2025
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plan outlines federal health IT goals and objectives, with a focus on improving the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information and individuals’ access to their electronic health information.

ONC Health IT Complaint Form
ONC tool for users to share issues and concerns related to health IT products including health IT certification, safety, usability, and information blocking claims.

Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPSC) Toolkit
HIPSC addresses barriers to health information exchange and aims to effectively address privacy and security issues pertinent to electronic health information exchange through multi-state collaboration. The purpose of the toolkit is to increase provider awareness of the privacy and security benefits and challenges of HIE.

ACP Health IT Advocacy Positions
Read what the College has to say about health IT.

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