By LaShawn McIver MD – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has released “The Path Forward: Improving Data to Advance Health Equity Solutions”, which for the first time, outlines a plan to tackle health equity data efforts across CMS programs to achieve health equity by…Read More
By Alex Baker & Elisabeth Myers – This is the second blog post in a two-part series that examines how policies finalized by CMS in the 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule are advancing the use of interoperable health IT.
By Ali Massihi & Wei Chang – With a heightened focus on health equity throughout our work, ONC has adopted the concept of “health equity by design.” Along those lines, health IT can, and should, be used to better identify and mitigate disparities.
By Lynda Rowe – The COVID-19 pandemic forced the healthcare community to pivot quickly and deliver care remotely. It offered patients the ability to receive non-urgent care while staying safely in their homes. The rapid shift to telehealth was executed with lightning speed.
By Matt Fisher – The integration of virtual care into the delivery of healthcare is opening new doors for access and patient interactions. While that statement is true, it may not be universally true. Some patient populations, especially populations with disabilities or limited English proficiency, may not be able to experience the same benefits.
Thank you to Beth Friedman for reporting at the Civitas and DirectTrust #BetterTogher4Health conference in San Antonio. This conference is bringing together those that will ultimately bring us health data interoperability. Here are notes and takeaways.
By Kiri Bagley, Thomas A. Mason, Ryan Argentieri, & Elisabeth Myers – As part of ONC’s efforts to embrace the concept of health equity by design, ONC’s HIT Advisory Committee held a hearing to explore equity considerations in health IT featuring an industry expert panel.
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 Ryan Argentieri, Thomas A. Mason, Jordan Hefcart, & Jawanna Henry – Gaps in health IT use illustrate the inequities that unfortunately exist in our health care system, which in turn can lead to inadequate patient care, experience, and outcomes.