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For Interoperability Standards Advisory, ONC aims for Wikipedia style

In a Twitter chat, an ONC executive discussed plans to enhance 2017 interoperability technology specifications. Chat members also brought up meaningful use and blockchain.

An influential collection of interoperability specifications is saying goodbye to PDF format and hello to an interactive approach that echoes Wikipedia's content.

That update was among the highlights of a Twitter chat held by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to discuss the new draft of the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), which is the model by which ONC coordinates the identification, assessment and determination of recognized interoperability standards.

In broad terms, the Interoperabilty Standards Advisory creates a list of specifications to help achieve clinical health information interoperability. The 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory is a compilation of feedback that ONC received from public comments on the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory and from current deliberations from the HIT Standards Committee. ONC will accept public comments until 5 p.m. ET on Monday, October 24, 2016.  

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What standards or specifications would most help interoperability efforts?