The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will soon ramp up its efforts to advance secure health information exchange as part of its mandate under the 21st Century Cure’s Act, says Genevieve Morris, ONC’s principal deputy national coordinator.ONC, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, is carrying out the data exchange and health IT interoperability provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, helping achieve the goal of accelerating the advancement of medical innovation.The office will host a July 24 kick-off meeting to discuss existing national trust infrastructures and suggested best practices for securely sharing electronic health data to improve care, Morris notes in an interview with Information Security Media Group.Attendees are expected to include representatives from trust exchange networks and health information exchange organizations, healthcare provider systems and electronic health record system vendors, she says.

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