Using Standards to Focus on Transitions of Care

Transitions of care (e.g. from a nursing home to an emergency department) are often difficult, but are even more dangerous for the patient and healthcare providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ONC is working with private-sector innovators to find unique and rapid ways to help move patients from the hospital to the nursing home, or vice versa.

The was formed by ONC to define implementation guidance that enables health IT interoperability in support of patient transitions of care.

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