April 14, 2023

ONC Proposes Updates to Health IT Regulations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to update regulations maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) that address health IT certification, interoperability standards and information blocking. The proposed rule is scheduled to be published April 18 for a 60-day comment period.

The proposed rule would make various revisions across ONC’s regulatory portfolio, such as:

  • Updating the minimum sharable dataset enabled through trusted networks and certified health IT to a newer reference version, effectively adding more imaging data to this minimum dataset.
  • Updating ONC’s health IT certification program and criteria, including new AI transparency, testing and risk management requirements for related clinical decision support solutions.
  • Clarifications of the information blocking regulations specific to actor definitions and exceptions.

More information about the proposed rule is available on ONC’s website. The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is reviewing the proposed rule and collecting feedback from ACR commissions and committees of jurisdiction. Members interested in contributing to ACR’s future comments may contact Michael Peters, ACR Senior Government Affairs Director.