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eHealth Initiative Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris

eHealth Initiative Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris

New Administration Faces Unprecedented Health Care Challenges

 

Washington, DC – January 20, 2021 – Today, the eHealth Initiative (eHI) issued the following statement on the swearing in of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“eHI congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris and looks forward to working with the new Biden-Harris Administration as it faces the most difficult health care challenge our country has met this century,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of eHI. “COVID-19 and its effects continue to ravage our communities, the delivery of care, and our economy at an alarming rate....Read more

Press Release: eHI Announces New Board Members and Chair for 2021

eHealth Initiative & Foundation Announces New Board Members and Chairman for 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2020 - eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) announced today the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, one each from UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and athenahealth. The Board also announced the election of Amy McDonough, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fitbit Health Solutions, as the incoming Chair for the Board of Directors.

Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Head of Technology & Performance, UnitedHealthcare; Paul Brient, Chief Product Officer at athenahealth; and Mona Siddiqui, MD, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Quality, Enterprise Clinical Management at Humana, will...Read more

eHealth Initiative Releases Report Highlighting Ethical Uses of SDOH Data During COVID-19

eHealth Initiative Releases Report Highlighting Ethical Uses of SDOH Data During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC – November 30, 2020 – Today, eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) released a report in partnership with the Health Care business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions entitled Assessing eHI’s Guiding Principles for Ethical Use of SDOH Data During COVID-19: Examples from the Field. The report describes the ways in which stakeholders collect and utilize social determinants of health (SDOH) data to create targeted interventions for vulnerable populations. 

In 2019, eHI released the Guiding Principles for Ethical Use of Social Determinants of Health Data, which proposed recommendations for the ethical use of SDOH data by...Read more

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
  • ...Read more

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,
  • ...Read more

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