NYeC’s comments support CMS’ goals to advance interoperability through standards‐based APIs, but caution that APIs in and of themselves will not solve all of the challenges to seamless data exchange. Meaningful exchange via APIs requires robust data governance, coordination, and a foundation of reliable data. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Health Information Networks (HINs), like the SHIN‐NY, have a demonstrated history of providing these services and should be central to any nationwide interoperability strategy.
NYeC’s comments and recommendations regarding the Proposed Rule reflect NYeC’s continued commitment to partnering with the Administration to develop policy solutions that will support a cohesive, nationwide strategy that leverages HIEs to enable secure, meaningful, and scalable data sharing across all sectors of care.
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