The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a draft of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory for public comment—a document ONC calls a list of the best available standards and implementation specifications.

The advisory is meant to “provide the industry with a single, public list of the standards and implementation specifications that can best be used to fulfill specific clinical health information interoperability needs,” according to ONC. However, some industry observers contend that several of the standards and specifications in the draft advisory are not widely deployed in the healthcare industry and are unproven in common practice.

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