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All-Virtual 2022 ONC Tech Forum

The ONC Virtual Tech Forum will be held September 9, September 16, and September 23. For agenda details and registration information, click here.


OSTP Call for Access to Monkeypox-related Research and Data

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced an international coordinated call to action to ask the publishing community to make monkeypox-related research available to the public.

Relatedly, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced it will leverage its relationship with publishers to make journal articles that can inform the monkeypox response freely available to the public.

eConsent Discovery Workshop with ONC

ONC is offering a half-day workshop Thursday, August 16, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET to show how to manage eConsents through the life of patients. They will explore the technical standards and approaches to use eConsents within the context of applicable law. Click here for more information.

CMS Webinar on Advancing Social Determinants of Health Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the Gravity Project will present a webinar Wednesday, August 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET on consensus-driven data standards to improve the use and sharing of information on social determinants of health. Register now.

NIH RFI: Strategic Planning for Research on the Health of Women

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) is updating the NIH Strategic Plan for Research on the Health of Women. NIH solicits input from basic, clinical, and translational scientists; advocacy and patient communities; and the public on topics under consideration for the next strategic plan. Comments are due September 29, 2022.

SDOH Research Summaries

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Healthy People 2030 initiative, has issued an updated set of literature summaries focused on social determinants of health (SDOH). Healthy People 2030 defines SDOH as “the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Each SDOH literature summary includes a synopsis of related Healthy People 2030 objectives and relevant Healthy People 2030 evidence-based resources. Domains include: economic stability, education access and quality, health care access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context. Access the summaries.

AHRQ Sept. 22 Virtual Research Meeting on Enhancing Equity in Healthcare Experiences

Registration is open for a virtual research meeting on September 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET to address how different groups of patients experience the delivery of healthcare. Speakers will discuss how the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and other patient experience surveys can contribute to a better understanding of disparities in patient experience; challenges faced by researchers, survey users and data analysts in using patient experience surveys to identify and address disparities; and optimizing the use of patient experience surveys to achieve greater equity in healthcare.

AHRQ Social Determinants of Health Database

AHRQ has an updated SDOH database to provide community-level SDOH data at the county, ZIP code and census tract levels. The SDOH database is designed to enhance ongoing data collection and analysis efforts by providing standardized, well-documented, easy-to-use, linkable data spanning the SDOH domains of social context, economic context, education, healthcare and physical infrastructure.

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