National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., told reporters at HIMSS15 this week that interoperability remains ONC’s top priority and that the development of its draft nationwide Interoperability Roadmap “has been an all-hands-on-deck” effort in partnership with the private sector.

When it comes to identifying and addressing the main business and technical barriers to interoperability, ONC shined a light late last week on the problem of electronic health information blocking in a report to Congress, drawing attention to how both provider and vendor “bad actors” are interfering with data exchange.

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