The future of healthcare in the US is based on an assumption that every health IT system can interoperate with every other health IT system—which would enable better care coordination and reduce costs. But how far along are we at actually achieving full interoperability and what can we do to get there?
Attendees of this webinar will first hear from Andrea Darby, the System VP of IT Integration - Applications at OhioHealth, about OhioHealth’s strategy to achieve interoperability within its own four walls. Then, attendees will hear from Wes Rishel, former VP and Distinguished...
Please join us to hear from fellow eHI members about current events and initiatives at eHI.
EHRs offer robust data and analytics capabilities that routinely go unused. Understanding how best to leverage those capabilities and who to involve in the decision-making processes will position your healthcare organization for creating a successful data-driven culture. Our distuinguished panelists will highlight the care team engagement needed to be successful and how to engage the organization (particularly the clinical care team) beyond the C-suite in analytics. Join the discussion where we’ll focus on optimizing Electronic Health...
Together Facing the Challenges of Change. eHealth Initiative’s 2017 Annual Conference & Member Meetings, March 21-23 in Washington, DC will bring together the most influential leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss critical issues related to the use of data and technology to improve healthcare for all Americans. To register go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=cktmjryab&oeidk=a07...
The job of matching patient identities is becoming more difficult than ever before because of 5 major trends: 1. External data exchange 2. Patient engagement through portals and personal health record (PHR) apps 3. Analytics for PopHealth and outcome optimization 4. Innovative new applications and devices 5. Hospital consolidation Because of these trends, we can no longer rely solely on “indexing” patients in an MPI to match patient identities. Indexing was successful in the past because MPIs operated in an environment of few software systems that were controlled by one organization. But...
New Administration, new Congress; curious about key health care issues in play? Be one of the first to know. Join fellow eHI members, along with speakers from Congress and lead government agencies and be up-to-date. This member event is on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Retreat topics include:
• Health care in the 115th Congress
• 21st Century Cures, What’s Next?
• Medicaid and Healthcare IT: A New Era?
• The Healthcare Innovation Agenda
• All of Us Research Program (PMI) Updates
• A View from the States
The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care. In 2012, a new version of the HL7 standard emerged for information exchange: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This webinar will explore how FHIR® facilitates easier exchange of healthcare data between systems in a straightforward yet secure manner. Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR® was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting...
Join this webinar and learn NEW findings in the current state of progress towards achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. Hear how payers and providers are using technology to achieve patient centered care, and working toward achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. To register go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/i6w9vsnfb1lw&eom This educational webinar is supported by GE Healthcare Digital.
Big changes are ahead in how Medicare will pay physicians. The MACRA rule establishes a new Medicare physician payment program that starts January 1, 2017, yet few providers understand how this this important change will affect how they are paid. This educational webinar is supported by Aetna. To learn more and to register, please follow this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=qnargk9a9qgp&campaign=o....
Under the CMS guidance for funding health information exchange (HIE) activities, many HIEs are eligible for 90% Federal Matching Funds (90/10) through The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) passed in 2009.
Disruption, reinvention, and growth ---- the healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented transformation. From how appointments are booked to how care is delivered and payments are processed, the times they are a-changin.’ A video recording of the webinar can be found here.
Learn about key takeaways from the final rule for the MACRA Quality Payment Program, the role of health IT in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and how to prepare for long term success with value-based payment. A video recording of the webinar can be downloaded here.
Healthcare consumerism is a relatively new concept, but its growing presence in the market is undeniably real. Patients today expect that their healthcare providers will work collaboratively with them; in fact, that’s one of the ways in which patients now gauge the value of the care they receive. A video recording of the webinar can be downloaded here.
One of the top priorities for CIOs today is capitalizing on the explosion of data volumes and complex data types available to their organizations today. While many are considering big data for its agility and cost advantages, they are questioning how best to leverage this still nascent technology.
Leading academic medical centers share valuable lessons learned when developing successful big data strategies.
This webinar panel session will discuss:
• How big data can play a role in today’s healthcare information architectures
• Breaking down data silos...
Join the next Council of Data Analytics Experts meeting to hear Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), the statewide HIE in Michigan. Doug plans to discuss the dual ways of analyzing data, from both “use need” and “organizational need” perspectives. Both of these perspectives utilize the same data, for vastly different purposes. Doug will be sharing their successes and pitfalls along with solutions that they are using to address these concerns as well as offering a few commentary perspectives on the future.
Colleen O’Donnell, the Policy and Practice Improvement Specialist for The National Council for Behavioral Health addresses the Interoperability workgroup today. She will be presenting on the SAMHSA-HRSA Center of Integrated Health Solutions. The program focuses on the integration of primary care and behavioral health services. Her presentation will focus on the challenges and solutions to privacy and consent issues that the program has identified to support data sharing among providers.
New models of medicine are driving transformation in healthcare. Value-based models and consumer expectations are changing the way we manage the health of a population. Payers are rethinking how to build strong relationships with in-network providers, and how to meet consumer expectations.
Population health management encompasses a range of activities aimed at improving outcomes and reducing costs for different groups of patients. To better understand how organizations are approaching population health management, eHealth Initiative surveyed provider organizations in 2016. The survey questions addressed how health information technology supports patient engagement, analytics, and care management. Join eHealth Initiative and Medicity for a webinar presentation of the results and a panel discussion about the findings. Click...
The anticipated CMS regulation outlines fundamental changes and signals a major shift in the healthcare landscape. This proposed regulation is entitled “Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.” This educational webinar was supported by UnitedHealthcare. A copy of the document can be found at: http://bit.ly/1VCRVQn.
Featuring Sarah P. Farrell, PhD, RN, Health Market Executive from Apple Education. Learn about Apple's recent launch of CareKit, a new open source software platform focusing on patient care.
Tiffanie Hickman from the Kansas Health Information Network, and Laura Young from the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona will be presenting examples of consent practices for break the glass, patient education, opt-out, opt-in, and 42 CFR Part 2
The Work Group will identify additional consent challenges where examples of practices would be valuable and identify organizations that might be able to provide these types of examples
We will discuss agenda topics for upcoming calls
Register today for Health Datapalooza (May 8-11 in Washington, DC), the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice, and generate market value. This conference, hosted by AcademyHealth, brings us even closer to the reality of using data, analytics, and technology to re-define how we deliver and pay for health care. Come learn how data sharing, use, and transparency fuels innovative applications and business models that are building momentum towards a...
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The March Interoperability Workgroup will include a presentation from Jody Denson, Project Manager with the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). Jody's presentation is entitled, 'Barriers to HIE for Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Patients."
LabCorp is embarking on a new consumer initiative that will offer direct access to lab testing in a thoughtful and compliant manner. Tom Kaminski, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, will discuss LabCorp's efforts and strategies to this truly disrupting and patient-empowering effort and share how one of the country's leading laboratory testing companies is approaching real world interoperability.
On the agenda for this month’s call is outreach to additional organizations along with next steps for requesting examples for inclusion in the Interactive Interoperability Resource Center.
Our first Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup of 2016 will include speakers Sam Ho, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of United Healthcare and John Glaser, PhD, Senior Vice President of Cerner. The presentation and discussion will cover trends in business and clinical motivators and the latest drivers for change in health information technology. We will also discuss the goals and objectives of the workgroup to set the stage for the coming year. Both Sam and John are eager to hear your ideas and discuss the exciting work to be accomplished in 2016.
This workgroup will continue to discuss real world challenges to interoperability and solutions to those challenges. We will focus on the following topics:
*Hierarchy of consent management
*Approaches to 42CFR Part 2
*Approaches to minors
*Managing patient preferences
*Multiple consents for a single individual
The ability to collect and exchange health data is meaningless unless it is appropriately accessed and analyzed to inform clinical decisions about an individual’s condition and possible interventions. Data stored in disease registries and repositories create opportunities for us to develop a more refined healthcare consumer matching process, analyze and predict trends, and even make predictive assumptions about an individual and population.
As the world of health IT matures, so do the possibilities to make informed care decisions, deliver quality care, improve patient outcomes, and...