A GitHub repository to display high-level and selectively detailed summaries of the ONC’s proposed rules is live. If you’ve never used GitHub, it’s a great way to start collaborating in the software developer community. If you already use GitHub, the summaries are an invitation to collaborate and engage with you about the ONC’s proposals for data interoperability.
To access GitHub, you first need to register an account. After that, click on either of the links in the first paragraph to begin reading the summaries. Not all sections of the proposed rule have been summarized, but more of them will be over time. Meantime, feel free to contribute! Follow links in the Table of Contents to sections that have been summarized.
Also, the ONC has provided informal resources on HealthIT.gov to help the public better understand the proposed rule. The ONC’s presentation to HIMSS about the Proposed Rule is a good starting point.
The comment period is open until 5pm on May 3, 2019. If you want to submit comments, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal and upload your comments in MS Word (preferred), MS Excel or Adobe PDF. If you want help with analyzing any portion of the rules, or with preparing a comment, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.