ONC chief Micky Tripathi discusses federal efforts to improve interoperability with UPMC’s Rob Bart
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in the nation’s public health data interoperability that the government is working to fill, “regardless of whether we think this (pandemic) is going to happen every five years,” said Micky Tripathi, PhD, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“We’re very much focused on the standards and infrastructure capabilities to make sure we have the ecosystem set up right to be able to do what the providers, public health registers, payers, technology vendors, and patients, want to be able to do,” Dr. Tripathi said during the keynote presentation for Top of Mind Online, a virtual learning series from the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM).
Dr. Tripathi spoke with Rob Bart, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC, for the keynote, titled “Health IT’s Next Horizon: Enabling Access Through Data-Sharing,” which was the first session in the three-part Top of Mind Online program. Register now to view an on-demand replay of the keynote and to watch sessions 2 and 3.