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HHS Publishes Standards for AI, Algorithms

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HHS Publishes Standards for AI, Algorithms

The Department of Health and Human Services has set new transparency standards for artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms used in certified health information technology.

Released as part of the Office of the National Health Coordinator’s finalized rule titled “Health Data, Technology and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency and Information Sharing,” the regulations are meant to advance responsible AI and facilitate access to basic information about the algorithms, which are used to support decision-making, HHS said.

HTI-1 also requires such algorithms to undergo assessments for fairness, validity, safety and other criteria.

Meanwhile, the new rule also directs the ONC Health IT Certification Program to adopt U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Version 3 as its new baseline standard from 2026.

Other changes brought by HTI-1 include updates to information blocking definitions and exceptions and a 21st Century Cures Act requirement for health IT developers to report certain metrics as a condition for continued ONC certification.

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