The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has released the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Version 3, which adds new data classes that include health status and insurance information.
ONC established USCDI to form a standardized baseline of health data classes and elements for the exchange, access and use of electronic health information for patient care. The agency has iterated on USCDI over time, beginning with 52 data elements in 16 classes in the first version first debuted in May 2020 and now expanding to 94 data elements in 19 classes in the third version.
The 24 new data elements span across six data classes — laboratory, medications, patient demographics/information, procedures, health status/assessments and health insurance information…
The health insurance information data class allows for health IT to capture and share important insurance coverage information in a standardized format. The new class includes seven new elements:
- Coverage status
- Coverage type
- Relationship to subscriber
- Member identifier
- Subscriber identifier
- Group number
- Payer identifier…