By Vid Desai & Jessica N. Berrellez – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its comprehensive FDA Information Technology Strategy for Fiscal Years 2024 to 2027 (IT Strategy), marking a defining roadmap for the agency’s technological advancement and the alignment with its broader public health mission.Read More
By Aisha Pittman MPH & Clif Gaus ScD – NAACOS has been advocating for several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program. We push for policies we feel would increase participation in accountable care organizations and help CMS reach its stated goal of having all Medicare beneficiaries in a relationship accountable for quality and total cost of care by 2030.
By Paul L Wilder – This year, the hot topic in health interoperability has been TEFCA. Even when we try to think of other things it comes back to that. Here at CommonWell we are proud of 10 years making connections and over 210M lives registered in our system for whom we have made health better through data.
By Catherine Strawley & Wes Barker – Thanks to a decade of effort, nearly every U.S. hospital today stores health data electronically. To put that data to work, however, clinicians and patients need to be able to access and appropriately share that data.
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By Stephanie Garcia – Genomic variations can affect a patient’s risk for cancer, response to medications, and numerous other vital health outcomes. In fact, nine of the ten leading causes of death in the U.S. are influenced by genomic factors. The need for systems that help clinicians integrate genomics into care decisions has grown in importance.
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including the Sync for Genes Project has released its final findings, the annual comment period for the ISA is open, a new workshop webinar on Navigating Federal Employment, & more.
By Wes Barker & Wei Chang – The ONC Cures Act Final Rule (Cures Rule) supports patients’ and providers’ access to electronic health information through Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) application programming interfaces (APIs).
By Chris Emper – On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a 1,920-page proposed rule that would update payment policies and programs regarding Medicare payments to physicians and other providers under the Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2024.