ONCHIT opens six health care use cases for public comment

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) and its advisory committee, the American Health Information Community (AHIC), have released six prototype use cases to public comment.

ONCHIT and AHIC examine the use cases, or scenarios involving healthcare practices, to focus on standards-harmonization efforts and ensure that the standards are on target and establish priorities.

The newly released scenarios are in the following areas: public health case reporting; consultation and transfer of care; personalized health care; immunizations and response management; remote monitoring of patients; and remote consultation about care.

The public may comment on the prototypes through Sept. 28, and ONCHIT will hold a teleconference on Sept. 20 to explain more about the prototypes.