April 15, 2021 – In January 2021, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) published the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) draft v2.
As noted in our commentary, CommonWell supports the ONC and its works to improve interoperability in the United States across providers, payers, patients and other stakeholders. We are aligned in the belief that we need standard data formats to accomplish the goal of seamless interoperability in healthcare nationwide.
We also included our endorsement of a proposed addition from one of our CommonWell Connected providers – Fresenius Medical Care, a national provider of services and products for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Currently, dialysis information is not well represented in the standard data, and this information can be critical as patients with ESRD encounter planned or emergent transitions of care. We fully support the additions of the specific dialysis-related data elements provided in Fresenius’s proposal.