The current delay is specific to one part of the law that needed rework; it should not be seen as an indicator that interoperability will not happen.
It is imperative for health systems to form data sharing partnerships that allow for the analysis of de-identified clinical data, while effectively and comprehensively protecting patient information.
To be effective at preventing the next pandemic, everyone will have to play their part, from global agencies and governments right down to individuals. At all levels, digital and data must drive our planning and preparation.
It will take a combination of legislation to protect patient data privacy by governing communication between apps and the power of innovation and the free market, but these apps are coming. And they will put control of health data where it belongs – with patients.
Research organizations can participate in ethical data sharing today by considering participants’ privacy and security and balancing the need to protect their commercial interests with the need to share enough data to benefit medical research.
The Covid-19 pandemic shone a harsh light on how siloed the public health infrastructure is, and the ONC is working along with other government agencies to integrate it with the existing data-sharing ecosystem. According to Dr. Micky Tripathi, head of the agency, standardizing data will be essential to this integration.
As an industry historically slow to adopt new technology, healthcare has flipped the narrative during the pandemic.
Your administration needs to establish a mandate requiring health systems that have data sharing capabilities to share their Covid-19 data in the next eight months. This includes Covid-19 test results, vaccination information, and other critical data.
Six health information exchange organizations have come together to establish a new consortium. The group aims to share technology infrastructure, create new solutions and advocate for federal support to drive data sharing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The vaccine is being delivered to 195 countries with different databases healthcare systems. Healthtech solutions help us bring together data from different healthcare organizations, manufacturing and distributing facilities, and government departments into a centralized location.
Meet Erich Drotleff, corporate counsel for health IT giant Availity, as he shares his thoughts on the role of data-sharing in public health, the impact of Covid-19 and his passion for bonsai gardening.
The CEO of Surescripts shares his predictions for the health IT segment that include policy and technology projections.
The rule would require payers in the Medicaid, CHIP and QHP programs to build and maintain application programing interfaces to improve data exchange and the prior authorization process. But the rule does not include Medicare Advantage plans, which the American Hospital Association called “disappointing.”
By making responsible and strategic technology investments, practitioners will have access to robust data, be in a position to analyze and interpret trends and outcomes and provide health care informatics that ultimately will be the insights they need to be successful in a value-based health care environment.
New research from MHP Health and ComRes looks at what impacts COVID-19 has had on the public’s health data sharing concerns, and asks how the industry can maintain confidence in data usage after the pandemic. In April, at the beginning of the COVID crisis, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock issued a six-month order for the …
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) has released its final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on data sharing for COVID-19, which covers four main research areas: clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. The document also touches on issues like community participation, legal and ethical considerations, research software and indigenous data. Data …