By JESS DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH
Micky Tripathi the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS says this year will be a “transformative” year for Health IT as the decade-long, $ 40 billion dollar effort to lay an electronic foundation for healthcare delivery heads to the next level. Why is this year THE YEAR when it comes to the digital exchange of health information? Where is the federal health IT strategy headed in order to provide the standards and policies health tech co’s need to be able to kick up the pace of innovation?
We get into a SWEEPING chat about the technology and business implications of all the work coming out of ONC, including the implementation of those new information blocking regulations, goals for API standardization, and TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement). Micky not only gives the background on the regulations and policies, but also provides some analysis on what they actually mean for those health technology companies trying to do business in-and-around a more digital healthcare ecosystem.