By Jeff Strada – Two new data tools which are part of MedStar’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Factories: An Evolving Digital Architecture to Scale Health Research. Developed with HealthLab and Georgetown University Medical Center.Read More
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing commitment to increasing health data exchange and strengthening access to care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized the CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule (CMS-0057-F).
By Chris Muir & Alan Swenson – On December 11, 2023, ONC and the TEFCA Recognized Coordinating Entity, The Sequoia Project, released the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Roadmap for TEFCA Exchange V.2. This version updates the previous roadmap and continues the momentum already established by providing more details and guidance for the future of FHIR in TEFCA.
By John Ellis – One of the key players in the healthcare insights arena is FHIR. Let’s break down what FHIR is and why it’s so crucial in achieving true healthcare interoperability. What does FHIR stand for? FHIR, pronounced, as you might have guessed, “fire,” stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources.
Our 2023 Countdown continues! #6 from FINN Voices and The Dish on Health IT. Follow us until the end of the year for our reveal of the top 10 played episodes from the radio and from the podcast network on Healthcare NOW Radio.
By Alison Kemp – Researchers, developers, and clinicians have new tools to help them access high-quality EHR data more effectively. A 2020 ONC LEAP in Health IT awardee, MedStar Health Research Institute, in collaboration with the Georgetown University Medical Center and HealthLab, developed two new data tools…
By Jocelyn Keegan – Healthcare technology policy, especially rules impacting payers, are coming at us at a fast and furious pace coupled with new enforcement teeth. Executives and leaders in payer organizations face a pivotal decision — Do they simply fulfill regulatory compliance requirements, or do they…
By Don Rucker, MD – Providers sharing data with payers has been anxiety-provoking and is often only as part of rework for appeals of denials of payment or prior authorization. Obviously, providers have been concerned that any data they give to payers would be used to lower their revenues from that payer.
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 an updated version of the SRA Tool, a new data brief on hospital use of APIs, and several fall events to attend.