By Robert L. Murry PhD MD FAAFP – Recently I had the distinct privilege of presenting to the ONC Health IT Advisory Committee at their meeting titled “Health Equity by Design.” The presentation highlighted five areas of focus for Health IT in reducing health disparities:Read More
By Buff Colchagoff – Reflecting on the past couple of years and the road ahead for HIEs, I’m reminded of the 1970s Christmas classic claymation story, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.” You may ask, “what can HIEs learn from a sappy, simplistic kids movie?” Put in the right light, there’s actually plenty of wisdom to be found.
Heading to HIMSS21 in Las Vegas in August? Looking to learn more about Interoperability in healthcare? We rounded up some sessions and exhibitors that want to help. Stop by, they will be glad to see you.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acting through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced a series of investments to help increase data sharing between health information exchanges and immunization information systems.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of HHS issued guidance on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 permits covered entities and their business associates to use HIEs to disclose protected health information for the public health activities of a public health authority.
By Naresh Sundar Rajan, Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian, Jaime Bland & Jonas De Almeida – To battle the COVID-19 pandemic, health professionals need immediate access to relevant health data in order to inform clinical decision making, conduct timely research, understand trends, and inform response efforts.
By Leo Pak – With the national opioid crisis worsening during the pandemic, LANES participants who are licensed prescribers and pharmacists can be confident of querying the right individual with the right medical record’s prescribed narcotics history through its CURES connectivity.
HHS announced five cooperative agreements to HIEs to help support state and local public health agencies in their efforts to respond to public health emergencies, including disasters and pandemics such as COVID-19.
By Anish Mahajan MD – We’re all well aware of the unprecedented historical significance of the global public health situation managing the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve all had to shift our behaviors in how we do things ─ including changing the way we live and work.