Interoperability

Interoperability for health plans. Interview with WK’s Karen Kobelski – – Health Article

https://healthbusinessgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/WK-Kobelski-6_4_20-9.43-PM.mp3 Karen Kobelski of Wolters Kluwer Health The 21st Century Cures Act (signed by President Obama in 2016) set out to make healthcare more patient-centric and increase patient access to medical records held by health plans. Implementation is occurring this year and health insurers need to improve interoperability in order to meet the requirements. In this podcast interview, Karen Kobelski, who runs Wolters Kluwer Health’s Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions business unit explains what plans are doing and how…

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Dr. John Halamka’s 5 Critical Health IT Policy Priorities for 2020 – Health Article

John Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform Let’s face it, most healthcare IT leaders don’t have the time or patience to pour through thousands of pages of regulations. And even if they do, it’s extremely difficult to be able to understand and interpret such complex material. Fortunately, it’s a “labor of love” for Dr. John Halamka, who delivered an HIT Policy Update late last month as part of the quarterly series he has hosted for several years. In this…

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Healthcare IT security is only as good as the weakest link – Health Article

Last fall’s breach of the federal Affordable Care Act healthcare signup portal serves as a wakeup call that no data is safe. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services detected anomalous activity in an enrollment pathway used by agents and brokers, affecting the files of 75,000 individuals. The security of healthcare IT networks is no stronger than its weakest link, an area of increasing concern for chief information security officers. More healthcare providers, hospital systems, health information exchanges, health plans,…

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Beyond integration: how APIs can form a platform for connected health – Health Article

In the 1990s, the use of HL7v2.x messaging standards became widespread, and to simplify the development of connections (primarily) between departmental systems within the four walls, the healthcare integration engine was born. The primary model of data exchange supported was and is an event-based push model of high-volume, low-latency transactions. The integration engine gave healthcare organizations one place to build connections, to secure those connections, to monitor those connections, and a locus of governance and accountability for keeping the data…

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Acute Care Hospitals Are More Interoperable Than Ever but Challenges Remain – Health Article

Interoperability Don Rucker M.D. and Talisha Searcy | October 25, 2018 Today, nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted certified health IT. New data show that this momentum continues with the introduction of the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition), which includes new technical capabilities (such as application programming interfaces) that were not required as part of the prior 2014 Edition. The Office of the National… This is only a snippet of a Health Article written by…

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Moving Beyond Closed Networks – An Update on Trusted Exchange of Health Information – Health Article

Interoperability Don Rucker M.D. | April 19, 2019 In the 1990s, many Americans interacted with the Internet through America Online. While this platform was revolutionary, providing users with e-mail services and access to content, it was also a closed network. Their users were restricted from accessing applications, content, and services available outside of AOL’s approved content providers. In the healthcare landscape, we still have a similar dynamic today. Both national networks and local or regional health information… This is only…

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Chuck Christian on Privacy – Health Article

Chuck Christian, VP, Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange I don’t seem to be able to get through a morning’s reading without seeing one or more instance of a data breach; information being either locked up by ransomware or removed/copied by the thousands and sometimes, tens of thousands of records. Having spent a good portion of my career with one area of my responsibilities being that of the security officer for the various organizations I’ve served, it concerns me…

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Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule – Health Article

Feb11 Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. The following includes the key takeaways from the officials hosting the call. Seema Verma Seema Verma, Administrator, CMS CMS shares a commitment…

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Blockchain pilots expected to show results in specific use cases – Health Article

Several pilot projects using blockchain technology in healthcare are expected to wrap up in 2019, expected to show demonstrable results in commonsense use cases. Those demonstration projects could prove the value of the technology to the healthcare industry is solving vexing information coordination problems, such as ascertaining the accuracy of data in provider directories and facilitating provider credentialing, says David Houlding, principal healthcare lead for Microsoft. Speaking at a blockchain symposium Monday at the annual conference of the Healthcare Information…

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ONC’s Proposed Rule will Connect People to their Care – Health Article

Interoperability Don Rucker M.D. | February 11, 2019 Today, I am pleased to announce the release of ONC’s proposed rule to implement provisions in Title IV of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). We also released a series of educational resources that focus on areas of the rule—including patient access, information blocking, the new conditions of certification, and the role application programming interfaces (API) will play in the new health information technology (health IT) landscape created by the Cures…

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