Directing the Future of Healthcare Connectivity

Thursday, April 20 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S100 C

As part of our work to improve access to care, reduce clinician burden, & support interoperability, CMS is conducting research on how a national directory could impact healthcare, and improve interoperability & data exchange. As part of this effort, an RFI seeking input on the concept of CMS creating a directory with information on healthcare providers & services (“National Directory of Healthcare”) was released. Join members of the Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics to hear what we have learned from the RFI, & how interoperability standards could be leveraged to alleviate challenges associated with current fragmented provider directories. This session will also provide a historical context of where we’ve been with capturing and sharing similar data, previous directory efforts, as well as industry efforts with HL7 FHIR. We welcome feedback during this session on how a national directory could work & how this could fill gaps in practice or services.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss CMS’ National Directory of Healthcare RFI and summary of responses
  • Discuss how standards could be utilized to develop an interoperable healthcare directory
  • Discuss industry efforts with FHIR for a national directory
Chief Quality Officer and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Government or Public Policy Professional, IT Professional


David Koppel
Development Lead
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)
Lorraine Doo
Policy Advisor
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)