HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Tuesday unveiled plans to develop an industrywide data standard for documenting addresses in healthcare.
The project, dubbed Project [email protected], will launch early next year. ONC plans to issue the standard for documenting patient addresses in 2021.
“This a completable project within the year,” Steve Posnack, ONC’s deputy national coordinator for health IT, said at a virtual event spotlighting application programming interface projects Tuesday, where the agency announced the new project.
Posnack said ONC is working with such standards development organizations as Health Level 7, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs and X12 for Project [email protected]
HL7, which oversees the popular Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources framework, will head up project management.
“As mundane as address may seem it is often one of the key elements used for the purposes of patient matching and linking records,” Posnack