Pew Urges ONC to Expand USCDI to Boost Patient Data Exchange

Pew Urges ONC to Expand USCDI to Boost Patient Data Exchange

When finalizing the proposed version, ONC should ensure the USCDI includes data needed for public health and health equity, which can help public health agencies fight the current pandemicand be better prepared for future crises, Talkington wrote in a letter to ONC.According to Pew, over 40 percent of lab results are missing important patient data.To strengthen USCDI, Pew recommended ONC:Require the use of US Postal Service (USPS) standard to boost patient matchingInclude key data elements, such as travel history, employment, and death dateAccelerate social determinants of health (SDOH) data integration

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