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eHealth Initiative Releases Survey on ONC and CMS Final Rules

eHealth Initiative Releases Survey on ONC and CMS Final Rules
Survey Provides Insights on Industry Readiness to Comply with Regulations

 

Washington, DC – November 11, 2020 – Today, the eHealth Initiative (eHI) released the results of a survey on industry readiness to meet the requirements of the ONC Cures Act and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rules by the applicability date. The survey provides insight into industry awareness of the regulation, impact of COVID-19 on implementation, and readiness to comply.

Key Findings of the Readiness Survey:

  • Payers, providers, and vendors each identified implementing and maintaining the Patient Access Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as a top area of concern
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ADVISORY: eHealth Initiative to Release Survey on Healthcare Executives’ Readiness to Comply with ONC and CMS Final Rules

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Washington, DC – November 10, 2020 – Tomorrow eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) will share results from a recent survey of healthcare executives. The results provide insight into the healthcare sector’s awareness of the ONC 21st Century Cures and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rules, impact of COVID-19 on implementation, and readiness to comply.

What: WEBINAR - eHealth Initiative to Release Survey on Healthcare Executives' Readiness to Comply with ONC and CMS Final Rules
When: November 11th, 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Virtual - Register Here

Speakers: 

  • Henry Archibong, Associate Vice President, Innovation Solutions, Inovalon
  • Fred Bentley, Managing Director, Policy, Avalere
  • Jen Covich Bordenick,
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eHealth Initiative Announces New Board Members

 

eHealth Initiative Announces New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 21, 2020 - eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) announced today the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors, one each from Accenture, Amwell, Best Buy Health, CVS Health, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 

 

Kristin Ficery, Managing Director - North America Health Practice at Accenture; Roy Schoenberg, President and Co-CEO at Amwell; Sarah Jones, Vice President, Commercial Products at Best Buy Health; Adam Pellegrini, Senior Vice President, Virtual Care & Consumer Health at CVS Health; and Josh Schoeller, CEO, Healthcare at LexisNexis Risk Solutions will join the eHI Board of Directors.

 

“The unique insight these executives bring to the table...Read more

eHealth Initiative Releases Report on Health Information Challenges in American Indian & Alaskan Native Communities Combating COVID-19

Tuesday, October 13

For Immediate Release

Contact: Wanneh Dixon at Wanneh@ehidc.org

 

eHealth Initiative Releases Report on Health Information Challenges in American Indian & Alaskan Native Communities Combating COVID-19

Webinar at 2 PM Today

Washington, DC – October 13, 2020 – Today, eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) will release a report in partnership with Philips entitled Supporting American Indian & Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Communities Combating COVID-19 that highlights the health information challenges AI/AN communities are facing in response to the pandemic. 

The report delivers findings from a panel of experts convened from tribal communities, government, non-profits, and universities to bring awareness to the social determinants of health...Read more

New Report: eHealth Initiative Urges Policymakers to Support Innovation to Combat COVID-19

Washington, DC – October 8, 2020 – Today, the eHealth Initiative (eHI) released Building a Modern Health Care System: Recommendations from the COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group, a whitepaper highlighting recommendations from its COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group and endorsed by leading health care and digital health organizations.

Formed in April 2020, eHI’s COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group met over the course of four months to help craft a report with a set of policy recommendations to fully leverage health IT and digital health to fight COVID-19 and future public health challenges. The group focused on five issue areas: (1) telehealth and remote patient monitoring; (2) artificial intelligence and machine learning;...Read more

eHI and CDT Release Draft Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data

Wednesday, August 26

For Immediate Release

Contact: Alice Leiter at alice@ehidc.org / eseeger@cdt.org

 

eHI and CDT Release Draft Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data

Collaborative Group Proposes Self-Regulatory Model & Standards Focused on Non-HIPAA Health Data

 

Washington, DC – August 26, 2020 – Today the eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) released A Draft Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. The Framework includes a description of the health data that warrant protection, as well as the standards and rules that should govern them. The Framework also includes a self-regulatory model that would hold companies accountable to these standards and...Read more

Pharma and Payers Tackle COVID-19 with Increased Investment in Social Determinants

Pharma and Payers Tackle COVID-19 with Increased Investment in Social Determinants
Revealed in New eHealth Initiative Report

Washington, DC – August 7, 2020 – Today, eHealth Initiative Foundation (eHI) released Insights from Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Payers: Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Advancing Health Equity. The paper shares examples of collaborative initiatives currently deployed by pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers to address SDOH during COVID-19.

“The pandemic has revealed dramatic disparities in testing, care, treatment and health outcomes across minority populations” said Jen Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of eHI. “It was encouraging to learn about the different partnerships that pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers are leveraging to tackle the issues.”...Read more

eHealth Initiative Supports Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020

eHealth Initiative Supports Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020

Bipartisan Legislation Led by House Telehealth Caucus



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC – July 16, 2020 – Today, Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), David Schweikert (R—AZ), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 to ensure Medicare beneficiaries can continue to access critical healthcare services after the COVID-19 public health emergency period.

The legislation comes after eHealth Initiative (eHI) joined other leading digital health associations and more than 300 organizations to send a letter to Congress outlining the immediate actions necessary to ensure...Read more

eHealth Initiative Statement on Final Interoperability Rules

Washington, DC – March 9, 2020 – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services released two final rules that will have a profound impact on the way patient information is exchanged – and the healthcare system as a whole. The two rules implement interoperability and patient access provisions contained in 2016’s 21st Century Cures Act and are designed to improve the ability of patients to securely access their own personal health information.

The final rule from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and the final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),...Read more

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

 

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 29, 2020 - Today, 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range of health care stakeholders and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Congress quickly waived statutory barriers to allow for expanded access to telehealth at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing federal agencies with the flexibility to allow healthcare providers to deliver care virtually. If Congress does not act before the COVID-19 public health emergency expires, current flexibilities will immediately disappear.

Therefore, 340 stakeholders have sent a powerful...Read more