The ONC Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework (the Framework) aims to measure the nation’s status on the implementation and use of interoperability standards to better understand progress toward nationwide interoperability. The Framework will also use these measures to help identify barriers to implementation and use.
ONC identified two main objectives for the Framework:
This Framework has the potential to benefit the health IT industry in three ways:
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