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Join us November 5-9 in Washington, D.C. for the largest informatics meeting worldwide. We have a full program featuring top content on the latest science in informatics and collaborative networking opportunities. Register by October 13 to receive your advance rate.
Access to Federally Funded Research
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released updated policy guidance on public access to Federally funded research results on Thursday, August 25. Among other provisions, the policy guidance calls for agencies to develop plans to remove the 12-month embargo on public access to publications resulting from Federally funded research. It also aims to ensure that data needed to reproduce the results presented in an article available at the time of publication.
Information Blocking Regulations
AMIA and 27 other organizations co-signed a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, to ask for additional guidance and compliance resources as the implementation of federal information blocking regulations takes effect on October 6, 2022.
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.
ONC Releases New Data Brief on Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
ONC recently released a new data brief describing primary care and other office-based physicians’ electronic public health reporting and social and behavioral determinants of health data recording capabilities in 2019.
USCDI v4 Submission Period Open
ONC is accepting submissions for new data classes and elements and comments on existing data elements until September 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. ONC plans to publish Draft USCDI v4 in January 2023. Click here for more information.
HHS OIG Finds Problems with Clinical Trial Result Reporting
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a report that found the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not ensure that all NIH-funded Intramural and Extramural clinical trials complied with Federal reporting requirements for responsible parties to submit the results of clinical trials to ClinicalTrials.gov.
Around the Web
- Data Exchange Challenges Impede Electronic Public Health Reporting; EHRIntelligence
- HHS says it plans to extend Covid-19 public health emergency; POLITICO
- CDC Takes Back Control of Pandemic Hospitalization Data Despite Criticism; Bloomberg
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