Access to accurate, complete, and timely data is one of the most valuable assets in any healthcare organization. Quality data improves care coordination, clinical outcomes, and saves lives but can only be achieved with accurate patient identification or matching across multiple sources. Interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) allow the electronic sharing of patient information between these difference sources, but sharing the data successfully requires the capacity to connect each patient with the correct record. Despite best practices in patient...
The No Surprises Act (NSA) which went into effect on January 1, 2022, provides consumers federal protections from unexpected medical bills. One of the provisions of the No Surprises Act requires health plans to update their provider directories more frequently. This gets to the root cause of surprise billing, which is patients’ ability to easily identify which providers are in-network. If payers can update their directory in just 48 hours, as the law mandates, patients will have a much better chance of finding care that’s actually covered by their plans....
The Covid-19 pandemic forever changed many aspects of daily life, including the way we work. Healthcare has arguably been the most disrupted industry during this time. Driven largely by increased consumer demand, workforce burnout, and staff shortages, hospitals and health systems are now facing a challenging task of rebuilding a new workforce. This unprecedented effort requires a reimagining of the way we hire, train, and retain workers.
During this timely and important event, you’ll hear from a group of diverse leaders who can speak from firsthand...
A key goal of a modern public health system should be to advance health equity. In the fourth webinar in EHI’s Public Health Modernization Series, experts discussed how public health efforts should align to promote health equity, the importance of ensuring public health data is reflective of populations served, and how social determinants of health (SDOH) data impact public health.
- Elizabeth Cope, PhD, MPH, Senior Director, Health Systems Improvement and Public and Population Health, AcademyHealth
We are amid a significant transformation in healthcare. The journey for patients, too often siloed and isolated, has moved from “traditional” to “smart,” creating a patient-centered and engaging approach to care. By leveraging virtual care platforms, interoperable data, remote care and monitoring, and predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, we are realizing the promise of a real, value-based, hybrid care model.
What You’ll Hear
True care coordination requires actual engagement, and meaningful, empathetic interactions...
The third webinar in EHI’s Public Health Modernization Series, experts discussed how innovative technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing are currently being used in public health, the potential for future uses, and steps stakeholders can take to advance innovation in public health.
- Betsy Baker, MPH, PMP, Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services, State and Local Government
- John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Jvion
- Alice Leiter, Vice President and Senior Counsel, EHI
- Brett Meeks, Vice President, Health Innovation Alliance
Electronic health records (EHR) usability and interoperability have presented the public and private sectors both opportunities and challenges to delivering quality care.
Today, clinicians are inundated with a lot of data. Digesting large amounts of information is time consuming and can keep clinicians from delivering timely and efficient care. In addition, the data does not always include the information they need at the time they need it.
This esteemed panel, representing the Veteran Affairs Medical Centers and the private sector, addressed...
Hosted by Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), this webinar was the culmination of a project spearheaded by EHI and CDT and generously funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which aims to protect consumer data that is both held and used by companies that are not bound by the obligations of HIPAA.
The EHI and CDT Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data (the Framework) was Released in February 2021. The report...
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In 2019, EHI developed the Ethical Uses of SDOH Data Framework. Since then, we have held various webinars and roundtables to discuss the importance of collecting, evaluating, and reporting data in ways that are innovative and impactful. Throughout the pandemic, data was at the center of contract tracing, vaccination efforts, and mortality which exposed the variable health outcomes as result of...
As FHIR APIs become more commonplace and new regulatory mandates loom, it could be useful to find multiple uses for your APIs. If we can move from creating stand-alone APIs to repurposing existing APIs, we can accelerate project delivery, reduce project costs, and create new experiences for patients and partners.
During this webinar, an esteemed panel of experts dug into the opportunities and roadblocks associated with the reuse of APIs, including:
- Do you need patient consent to reuse APIs?
- Do you need additional security to make...
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a number of issues in our health care system, not least of which was patient data privacy. On a normal day, questions around which rules apply to which data, at what time, and to what extent are difficult to answer – and it is only more complex in the midst of a global pandemic, when access to timely data is critical.
The second event in EHI's Public Health Modernization series, a panel of experts discussed ocurrent privacy requirements related to public health data, how this impacts our public health system, and...
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About the Member Policy Briefing
Each month (the third Tuesday), Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) host a member-only monthly policy briefing featuring policymakers, staff, and health policy experts. This is a great opportunity to learn about timely issues and their impact on health IT and digital health. The 30-minute interactive discussion is held virtually and is a great opportunity to engage directly with experts on policies directly impacting your organization.
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You’re not dummies! But the legal protections surrounding health data are complicated, and we’re here to help. During the webinar, we broke down the HIPAA law, its regulations, and detailed the “wild west” landscape of protections for health data once it leaves the traditional healthcare system.
Alice Leiter, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Executives for Health Innovation (EHI)
About the EHI Leadership Council
Decisions that executives make are far-reaching and complex. The need for alignment on critical issues is paramount. Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) brings the top executives in healthcare together through its prestigious Leadership Council. Leaders in the EHI community know what their industry peers are thinking, while simultaneously building alignment with other stakeholder counterparts around big issues. The group puts forward recommendations to help move both the public and private sector.
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Public Health Modernization Task Force
The COVID pandemic has highlighted challenges with the nation’s public health system. EHI formed a Public Health Modernization (PHM) Task Force to explore these issues and develop specific policy recommendations that will help move toward a more modern, data-driven system.
Open to EHI members, the Task Force meets biweekly to develop policy recommendations and participate in advocacy activities. The Task Force provides an opportunity for EHI members to identify specific asks...
Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. The strain is fueling an already tremendous worker shortage in nursing, as well as contributing to significant resignations among physicians. The challenges are well known.
This important and timely webinar aimed to address what can be done to provide these critical frontline workers, including physicians and nurses, the necessary relief to increase their job satisfaction, and ultimately improve patient care.
The panelists addressed their experience deploying an intuitive predictive workflow system,...
The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call to much of the healthcare industry. It quickly became clear that public health systems, regulations, technology, and standards currently being relied on were outdated and, in some cases, leading to dangerous delays in reporting and tracing the spread of the virus.
EHI hosted the first webinar in the Public Health Modernization series titled, What the Pandemic Exposed and Taught Us About Our Public Health System. Speakers reviewed the current landscape of public health, what their organization...
Webinar: From Step Tracker to Health & Well-Being Companion: Google Doctors Discuss the Evolution of Fitbit
Fitbit made its debut in 2009 as a step tracker. Fast forward to today and Fitbit doesn’t just track steps, but can also help people reduce stress, eat well, get better sleep, and improve activity levels to reach recommended guidelines more efficiently.
In this fireside chat, Dr. John Moore and Dr. Kapil Parakh from Google discussed this continued evolution and how today’s Fitbit experience helps users connect the dots between their everyday behaviors and overall health & well-being.
During this presentation, you'll hear:...
As hospitals experience a significant increase in cyberattacks disrupting patient care and endangering patient safety, effective federal cybersecurity policy is more essential than ever. For 2022, EHI has made cybersecurity a top policy priority. On February 15, join EHI’s monthly policy briefing featuring Congressional staff, top experts in federal cybersecurity policy, and those on the ground implementing policy to discuss the greatest challenges cybersecurity experts see for the healthcare industry going into 2022 and potential federal cybersecurity...