New ONC Standards Bulletin Issue Available!
May 20, 2021
The ONC Standards Bulletin is a periodically published communication for healthcare stakeholders that includes updates about ONC health IT standards initiatives. It is part of an ongoing effort to communicate, coordinate, and promote the adoption and use of interoperability standards to facilitate the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
This issue focuses on health IT’s ability to capture a patient’s race and ethnicity using standardized terminology and codes included in the ONC certification criterion. Capturing race and ethnicity data will help efforts to identify and eliminate health disparities and to improve patient care.