AHRQ announced a new Challenge competition inviting participants to develop innovative TeamSTEPPS video content, which is a vital part of AHRQ’s patient safety resources and features a training program comprised of evidence-based tools and resources to promote communication and teamwork between healthcare professionals.Read More
By David Navarro – The 21st Century Cures Act has adopted the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) standard to help further interoperability efforts and data sharing among providers and patients. We unpack the details around USCDI and look at how it is constantly changing as more data points and data classes are reviewed and added.
The HHS through HRSA announced the availability of nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support new data-driven efforts for HRSA Health Center Program-supported health centers and look-alikes (HRSA-designated health centers) to identify and reduce health disparities.
In case you missed it, this is recent communication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Subscribe to their email lists to keep up to date on all press and news releases.
By Steven Posnack – On April 27, 2004, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13335 and created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Like tapping that first domino, this single action is a key moment in United States health IT history. Nearly two decades later, US policy and technology leadership in health IT is world-renowned.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule for inpatient and long-term hospitals that builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s key priorities to advance health equity and improve maternal health outcomes.
By Phil Galewitz – Most states’ Medicaid programs won’t text enrollees despite the urgency to reach them about renewing their coverage. A KFF report published in March found just 11 states said they would use texting to alert Medicaid recipients about the end of the covid public health emergency.
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 2022 ONC Annual Meeting recordings are now On-Demand, the feedback period for the USCDI v3 is open until April 30th, & the SVAP comment period closes on May 1st.
By Brenda Akinnagbe – Integrating data from health care and home and community-based services (HCBS) to improve health outcomes is of growing importance, especially as the U.S. population ages and the demand for long-term services and supports grows.