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ONC released Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1) Proposed Rule to implement certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, support Biden-Harris Administration Executive Orders, and advance interoperability. Join Jeffery Smith, Deputy Division Director of the Office of Technology, Certification & Testing Division at ONC to learn about HTI-1 and brief discussion.

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What to Expect

  • Explain how HTI-1 connects to the 21st Century Cures Act, the goals of the Biden-Harris Administration, and the interoperability of health data and technology
  • Outline specific provisions of HTI-1
    • Predictive DSI
    • Electronic Case Reporting
    • Information Blocking
    • API Updates
    • USCDI
  • Understand how to participate in the public comment period
  • Q & A for clarifications as permitted by regulatory policy


Jeffery Smith, MPP
Deputy Division Director
Office of Techology, Certification & Testing Division | Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jeffery Smith is the Deputy Division Director within the Certification & Testing Division in the Office of Technology at ONC where he oversees and implements policies related to the ONC Health IT Certification Program. He has served in this capacity since 2020 where he manages a team of nearly 20, spanning tools and testing, program administration, and conformance review functions. Previously, Jeff served as Vice President of Public Policy at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) where he served as lead government affairs liaison to federal agency and congressional staff on matters related to health IT and health informatics.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Economics and a Secondary Major in International Studies from Kansas State University. He holds a Master Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he specialized in healthcare policy, technology policy, and federal financial management. Jeff is the author of several academic papers, published in JAMIA and Applied Clinical Informatics. He also authored a chapter on Public Policy for Clinical Research Informatics 3rd Edition.

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Type: Webinar
Course Format(s): On Demand
Price: Free