Dr. John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Jvion In 1852, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center opened as Chicago’s first chartered hospital. In May, it will close, leaving residents of the surrounding South Side community — poor and mostly people of color — without… Read More »What Will It Take for Hospitals to Survive the Pandemic?
What You Should Know: – b.well Connected Health today announced a partnership with Mastercard to provide individuals a simpler and more secure way to prove their identity online and in-person when accessing healthcare services. – The partnership enables healthcare organizations to provide their members and patients with a… Read More »Mastercard, b.well Team Up on Digital Health Patient ID Verification for Interoperability
Minal Patel, CEO of Abacus Insights Laurent Rotival, SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO, Cambia Solutions We are all frustrated when there’s a glitch with our online banking, or if bandwidth problems interfere with streaming the movie we want to watch. Imagine how individuals will… Read More »Health Plans Must Go Beyond the ONC Mandate and Prioritize Member Experience
According to a national survey of health information exchanges, EHR vendors and health systems commonly engage in information blocking. Insights from the survey can help the HHS enforce its soon-to-be implemented information blocking rules, researchers say.
Dr. Micky Tripathi will lead the ONC as the new national coordinator for health information technology, while agency veterans Liz Richter and Norris Cochranwill serve as interim leaders for CMS and HHS, respectively.
What You Should Know: – The ONC today unveiled a series of investments to improve the sharing of health information related to vaccination. – The new investments will provide opportunities to track vaccination progress, help clinicians contact high-risk patients, and help identify patients due to… Read More »HHS Awards Funds to Increase Data Sharing Between HIEs & Immunization Registries
What You Should Know: – The ONC released the first ONC Standards Bulletin, a new communication tool ONC will use to periodically update the healthcare industry about ONC health IT standards and policy initiatives. – Based on a HITAC recommendation, the Bulletin is part of… Read More »ONC Issues First Health IT Standards Bulletin Discussing USCDI & SVAP
Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO of VirtualHealth As we re-examine the healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic, we are continually identifying opportunities to rebuild parts of the system to new and improved specifications. One critical facet is digital health, where we continue to… Read More »How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021
Scott Galbari, CTO, Lyniate Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Lyniate Healthcare data security has been a growing concern for CIOs for the last year or so, as hackers are increasingly targeting health information. Now, with a global pandemic forcing a shift to telemedicine… Read More »CIO: 3 Rules for Meeting ONC/CMS Interoperability, While Improving Cybersecurity
Courtney Tesvich, VP of Regulatory at Nextech When 2020 began, no one anticipated that complying with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—the flagship payment model of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP)—would look so different halfway through the year.… Read More »Despite COVID-19: Providers Should Not Lose Sight of MIPS Compliance
Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial… Read More »5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers
New interoperability rules hold promise in making it easier for patients to access and share their health data. But there’s still a long way to go to make a health records turnkey.
Launching in 2021, the ONC’s Project US@ aims to enhance efforts to correctly link patients with their health data — a key part of interoperability — by standardizing the way patients’ mailing addresses are formatted.
What You Should Know: – COTA, Inc., a healthcare technology company that uses real-world data to bring clarity to cancer care, has secured $34M in funding. – Access to over one million patient data records and additional funding support enhanced real-world data and analytics services… Read More »COTA Lands $34M to Drive Innovation in Oncology Using Real-World Data
Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making… Read More »To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’
A recently released 50-page plan details the federal agency’s health IT-related objectives over the next five years and outlines the strategies it plans to use to achieve its goals.
Ruby Raley, VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Axway Twenty years ago, technology consultants started advising CIOs to build less. That’s when the movement towards Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) began. Today, there are many shops, especially those in small and medium-sized organizations, with… Read More »How Low-Code Solutions Reduce Headaches for Healthcare CIOs
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will update data measuring physician use of health IT systems, as well as physician burden and interoperability.
HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator will allocate $2.5 million in CARES Act funding to health information exchanges to support public health uses of information from health information exchanges (HIEs). Five recipients will each get $500,000.
What You Should Know: – HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will award up to five 5 cooperative agreements under the Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange (STAR HIE) Program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a Notice of Funding… Read More »HHS Announces Investments for STAR HIE Program to Support State and Local Public Health Agencies
What You Should Know: – Fenway Health has been selected as the pilot site to participate in the Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine (ASPM) project. – The ASPM project is focused on how healthcare providers can systematically identify the socio-economic factors that may impact the… Read More »HHS Taps Fenway Health as Pilot Site for Precision Medicine Project