New price transparency requirements are on their way! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the first part of new, far-reaching healthcare regulations to enact parts of the No Surprises Act. In addition to ending the practice of “surprise billing,” the law also requires price comparison tools and new patient protections through price transparency – and it all goes into effect in less than six months. Plan for the 5-year regulatory journey of opening up, posting prices, and providing advanced estimates by identifying opportunities for automation and...
This month, two of eHI’s member groups are joining forces! Our member policy briefing on July 20th at 3 PM EDT will focus on social determinants of health (SDOH) policy. eHI’s Catherine Pugh and Wanneh Dixon will be joined by Melissa Quick, co-chair of Aligning for Health, to provide an update on the state-of-play of SDOH legislation on Capitol Hill. If you are an eHI member and interested in participating in this interactive 30-minute presentation and discussion, please contact Catherine or...
Managing patient information across care settings and platforms for core business functions, interoperability, and patient safety requires coordination and collaboration. Join eHI and a panel of experts as they discuss how to transform the way healthcare providers validate patient identities while improving provider and patient quality by leveraging data and analytics.
eHI hosts a monthly Data Analytics/SDOH workgroup to hear insights from members who are addressing SDOH needs through innovative solutions. This month will feature experts from Optum.
If you are interested in attending or presenting at our workgroup meetings, contact email@example.com.
eHI hosts a monthly policy briefing on the third Tuesday of the month to learn from policymakers, staff, and health policy experts and discuss timely issues and their impact on health IT and digital health. This month's briefing will focus on measuring the value of digital health.
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred an incredible growth the use of digital health tools, including telehealth. While value considerations often focus on the financial implications, the American Medical Association and Manatt Health developed the ...
Although “vaccine passport” is the buzziest of buzz-phrases these days, digital health credentials have actually been around for years. The benefits they offer to providers and consumers alike are many, but as with most advances in health tech, they are not without their challenges. Join eHI and expert panelists for a discussion of these challenges, including identity verification and workflow issues, and how they relate to the new CMS/ONC interoperability and information blocking rules.
WEBINAR: Paging Dr. Burnout: Why Technology Should Improve, Not Impede, Physician Experience and Patient Care
Although many provider organizations, physicians, and health plans see the value in moving from fee-for-service to value-based care, the problem can’t be solved by technology alone. Often, it is not only a technology problem – it’s a clinical workflow problem. The result of current practices is an alarming rate of physician burnout. Although government regulations and industry experts weigh in on the importance of both value-based care and interoperability separately, the two are interdependent. Electronic health records were made to improve healthcare, not impede it. Healthcare IT execs...
Despite investment in new consumer-facing digital health technologies, health plans and providers still struggle to meaningfully engage vulnerable populations. Join eHI in a discussion with experts to explore how to increase engagement of individuals at risk of worsening physical and mental conditions, including diabetes, social isolation, and injuries from falling. In this webinar, you’ll hear from two panels regarding the various ways that technology can be utilized to target and engage at-risk populations.
You’re not dummies! But the legal protections surrounding health data are complicated, and we’re here to help. Join us for a reboot of our popular first “HIPAA for Dummies” webinar, during which we’ll break down the HIPAA law, its regulations, and detail the “wild west”ern landscape of protections for health data once it leaves the traditional health care system. We’ll also give an update on the new CMS and ONC Rules affecting individual access to health data, and update you on proposed changes to HIPAA currently under review at HHS.
Feel free to submit questions for us...
Digital health technologies can be powerful tools to overcome current barriers to health care for many populations; however, many in the country still lack access to affordable, reliable, and adequate broadband that powers these tools. This gap has been acutely felt during the COVID-19 pandemic as so many aspects of every day life shifted to virtual interactions. eHI supports sustained federal investment in broadband infrastructure to ensure everyone can benefit from cutting-edge digital health tools to access high-quality health care.
In this briefing, the 30-minute discussion will...
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, privacy concerns related to contact tracing were a dominating topic in the national dialogue around the virus. As its days appear finally to be numbered, it is closing with an uproar over the privacy implications of “vaccine passports” and the delicate balance between protecting the public and an individual’s right to privacy. Along the way, we as a nation have worried about data collection, storage, and sharing; public health surveillance; and potential bias and discrimination related to one’s COVID and/or vaccine status. Although there are no...
Consumer health initiatives are opening healthcare data exchanges and transforming interoperability. Emerging technologies are creating opportunities to move from point-to-point integrations between business partners to consumer-driven exchanges where third-party applications can access data on behalf of patients and members.
Federal regulations around interoperability, information blocking, and price transparency - along with the urgency to support COVID-19 testing and vaccinations - have put a spotlight on the consumer experience in healthcare. Health plans and key stakeholders...
In January of this year, the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights released the first major...
Within a short period of time, hospitals and healthcare facilities have innovated new ways to adapt and respond to COVID-19 - with technological advancements leading the way. This webinar will highlight lessons learned from healthcare providers using innovative technologies to manage the pandemic response. The discussion will focus on the ROI and rise of digital health during COVID-19 to address the following:
• Enhancing patient-centered care
• Reducing readmission rates
• Clinical efficiency of home-based care
The COVID-19 pandemic is the first mass vaccination effort in decades and it revealed cracks in our healthcare infrastructure. In the beginning of the vaccine rollout in many states, scheduling websites were unable to handle the traffic and to limit the number of appointments scheduled to the number of vaccine doses available. Most providers had no coordinated waitlist method for ensuring that vaccines did not go to waste, even in the face of no-show appointments. Additionally, everyone is now having to deal with the issue that has plagued parents of school-age children for decades: trying...
In December 2020, a federal initiative, Project US@, was launched by ONC to help accurately link patients’ medical records across the various facilities where they receive care. The goal of the initiative is to develop a specific standard for one piece of information that is essential for connecting medical records: patient addresses. Research shows that use of a consistent format for recording mailing addresses can lead to dramatically improved patient matching rates.
On April 1, eHI will lead a discussion with experts from ONC, Pew Charitable Trusts, and NextGate to talk about...
What do social determinants of health (SDOH), health equity, and interoperability have in common? More than “buzzword bingo,” they are all critical building blocks to achieve the goal of whole-person care. Join LexisNexis Risk Solutions, eHI, and state healthcare leaders to discuss the critical role of data-driven approaches in designing, implementing, and evaluating state healthcare programs.
Key points of discussion include:
- How different states source and utilize SDOH data
- Opportunities for data sharing and public-private collaboration to address vulnerable...
In March 2020, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released regulations that have far-reaching implications for the health care system. These two rules implement interoperability and information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and aim to empower patients by facilitating access to individual medical data in order to make informed health care decisions. While the original applicability timeframe was pushed back due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many provisions go into effect...
In this webinar, a panel of subject experts will talk about the growth of the electronic health record (EHR) app marketplace, and how providers are working to comply with new regulations using innovative solutions to give patients more control of their data, identify gaps in care, improve provider workflow, reduce clinician burnout, and eliminate costs.
Dr. Srinath Adusumalli, MSc, FACC