Healthcare Write-back

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Healthcare system need to involve the patient directly in their own care-plan. This requires the patient to write data back into their Electronic Health Record (EHR).

ONC Workshop

On 2021-03-19 HOLD ONC - Policy and Technology Workshop on Write-Back APIs 5 hours with workshops. (invite only 67 participants, many from ONC)

  • Micky Tripathi keynote
  • Steven Posnack - set the tone for write-back. No slides, not content.
  • Kevin Chaney - they work on apis, originally read-only, now moving into a multiyear effort for scientific discovery.
  • Patricia Flatly Brennan (Patty) - director National Library of Medicine NIH - researchers' perspective. Where is the data "written-back" to? How does the patient know where the data is shared? Inclusion. Funds major research. Defined "patient-generated" and "patient-defined" distinction


  • Does a write-back API make the app into an FTC medical device subject to regulations?
  • How does patient provide consent for data sharing?