2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)

Lantana has engaged in standards development and deployment for over ten years and supported the development of over 70 specifications. We were pleased to take the opportunity to respond and contribute comments on the 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC).

Our key recommendations for the ISA include:

  • Point to the CMS Data Element Library (DEL) as a resource to obtain codified terms that represent a patient’s functional status and ability.
  • Suggest additions to the terminology standards in Section I: Vocabulary/Terminology, for example, under “applicable value sets and start sets” consider pointing to the post-acute care instruments and the C-CDA value sets.
  • Consider adding the following resources to Section II: Content/Structure Standards and Implementation Specification
  • Include FHIR R4 in Section III: Standards and Implementation Specifications for Service.

For a full draft of our comments, click here.