Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality.
From Healthcare de Jure on HealthcareNOW Radio, host Matt Fisher chats with Vincent Keunen, Founder & CEO of Andaman7. They discuss access by patients to own data and interoperability challenges; comparing those issues between Europe and the US; and challenges for developing software to address interoperability, including how to process unstructured data.
News and Noted
ONC and The Sequoia Project Announce RCE Efforts Will Continue Into Second Year
The Sequoia Project (@sequoiaproject), selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (@ONC_HealthIT) as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to support the implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), celebrated program achievements and ONC’s announcement of the availability of approximately $1.1 million of funding to continue the public-private engagement for a second year.
Idaho Health Data Exchange Partners with 4medica to Eliminate Duplicate Patient Records
Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) (@idahohde) is on the fast track to improve its ability to match patients records that come from different healthcare delivery settings. Identity management is at the heart of sharing health information and is essential to building the most comprehensive and accurate health record. The IHDE announced its partnership with 4medica® (@4medica) to implement and operate a powerful end-to-end cloud-based enterprise master patient index (eMPI) solution and sophisticated master data clean-up service to improve the health and lives of its patients statewide.
LANES Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Manage Risk, Optimize Security and Meet Compliance Requirements
The Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) (@LANES_HIE) announced its regionally-based health information exchange (HIE) platform has achieved HITRUST Validated Assessment with Certification in conformance with the CSF 9.2. The significant accreditation aligns with the mission of LANES to develop a comprehensive security and privacy program safeguarding the exchange of protected health information (PHI) accessible to its healthcare ecosystem participants across LA County.
2020 SHIEC Conference NOW VIRTUAL
August 16-19, 2020
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio TX
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Make your plans to come and network with more than 70 HIEs and more than 65 SB&T Members along with industry leaders, government officials and more at the 6th annual SHIEC Conference being held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX. Early Bird rates are available through June 26.
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative
SHIEC (@SHIEClive) is the National Trade Association for Health Information Exchange Organizations. It is routine for important data about patients’ ongoing care to reside in multiple unconnected organizations. SHIEC member HIEs use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among disparate providers. By providing enhanced access to all available and relevant patient data SHIEC HIE members aim to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided in their communities. Read their news feed.
The Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project (@SequoiaProject) was chartered to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The ONC transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.
CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.
Slow COVID-19: CommonWell Member Resources & Initiatives
Since inception, CommonWell members have been innovators and game changers in the health IT space. Today is no different. In this time of uncertainty and stress to both our health system and our personal wellbeing, it is not surprising that their members once again are stepping up to the challenge to solve some of our world’s biggest challenges. Through their website, they will continue to share and update what their members are doing in the fight to slow COVID-19, provide necessary care coordination resources, and ultimately, help save lives.
“TEFCA is on the horizon. We see that as a contractual & technical way of ensuring that we have national networks that are able to coordinate with each other…” –@paul_wilder More from @GCIOMedia https://t.co/3Q1VdAjhuX#InteropDoneRight #Interoperability
— CommonWell (@CommonWell) June 2, 2020
Why Patient Identity Management Tools are Critical for COVID-19 Care and Disease Surveillance
Is your organization struggling to achieve an integrated data environment amid COVID-19? Does fragmented patient information slow down your response efforts? Effective case management and reporting requires ongoing support and creative solutions for healthcare’s most fundamental problems—including oft-overlooked patient identity matching and health information exchange.
Download this eBook by NextGate to learn how to:
- Bridge the infrastructure gaps that impact COVID-19 responses
- Overcome demographic data challenges needed create a longitudinal
Consensus: The Chase for Interoperability
In its continued campaign to bring about data interoperability across the healthcare industry by 2024, the HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) jointly released a set of new rules in 2019 to further promote the seamless exchange of protected health information (PHI). Despite increasing attempts to facilitate interoperability through regulations, the challenges lie elsewhere in creating seamless data exchange among a patient’s physician, hospital, labs, pharmacy, and others along the continuum of care.
Download this paper by eFax Corporate to learn more about the fastest, most cost-effective way for your organization to access and share patient data through one interoperable platform.
ONC Interoperability Pledge
Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: Consumer Access, No Blocking/Ensuring Transparency, and Standards. The ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) wants vendors to sign a pledge. Is your vendor pledging? Find out who is on the list.