The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted underlying challenges in data matching and patient identity and, in many cases, slowed public health efforts to respond to and contain the spread of the virus.
eHI invited participation in a survey to assess industry views and opinions on the importance of data matching and patient identity in the response to COVID-19. This webinar analyzes our findings.
Jennifer Covich Bordenick
CEO, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
We asked and you answered! We sent out a survey to assess industry readiness to meet the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access to APIs Final Rule by the deadline. Many of you shared concerns about the regulations and how COVID might affect their implementation. The results from the survey have been analyzed and we’d like to share the results with you! Please join us for a presentation on the current state of readiness and see how various stakeholders have been impacted in similar or different ways to you and your organization.
Join eHI and CAQH on November 10th for an educational webinar on CAQH’s FHIR Payer Endpoints Directory, a centralized directory that securely publishes validated FHIR endpoints, simplifying how healthcare organizations and third-party apps find and share endpoint information. The informative presentation will dive into how the FHIR Payer Endpoints Directory intersects with new regulatory requirements in the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule.
Deep Dive: Issues Affecting Native American Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar calls attention to the social determinants of health that put these individuals at significant risk for contracting the virus and experiencing adverse health outcomes due to it.
Join population health and policy experts from the Indian Health Service, Philips Healthcare, and the National Resource Center on Native American Aging for a discussion moderated by...
Join the eHealth Initiative (eHI) on October 8th for the release of a new report highlighting recommendations from the COVID-19 Federal Policy Work Group.
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...
eHI members are invited to join a Data Analytics Workgroup meeting at 2 p.m.. eHI will update its workgroup members on the feedback we have received on our Draft Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data, a project undertaken in partnership with the Center for Democracy & Technology. Made possible with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Framework identifies and describes the current gaps in legal protection for health data outside of HIPAA’s coverage, as well as the standards and rules that should govern them. The Framework also includes a self-regulatory...
eHI, along with featured partner Booz Allen Hamilton, will discuss four innovative, sustainable, and effective solutions around the challenges of using health data and modeling to address the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Booz Allen will share its success of the COVID-19 Safe Return Simulator, which integrates system dynamics and agent-based modeling to study the spread of COVID-19.
For more information, contact Wanneh Dixon.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health care is the number-one issue for voters in the 2020 presidential election. Indeed, the coming election – from the presidency all the way down to local races – will shape the future of health care in the United States.
Join leading health care policy experts Dean Rosen and Lauren Aronson, partners at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, and eHI’s Assistant Vice President of Policy Catherine Pugh, for a discussion moderated by eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick on the current state of the presidential campaigns, what’s on deck in...
Join us for a webinar introducing our Draft Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with the Center of Democracy and Technology, this Framework would increase protections for consumer health data that falls outside the protection of HIPAA.
The Framework will be posted in the eHI Resource Center following the webinar, and we will solicit public feedback on all aspects of it for 30 days.
Discussion on how ICD-10 coding can help improve the process of identifying SDOH to connect patients directly to resources in their communities.
David Larsen, CFA, President and CEO of Verity Research, will be hosting a virtual health tech & services conference that will include fireside chats and 1x1s with 13 management teams as well as several expert panels. Participating companies include Inovalon, Phreesia, HMS, Livongo, HealthEquity, Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Benefitfocus, Omnicell, Health Catalyst, CVS Health, CPSI, UHS, and NextGen Healthcare.
The expert panels will take place on Thursday, August 13th. Below are the scheduled topics and participants (subject to change):
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Executive Insights: Healthcare Executives Discuss Fighting COVID-19 with Innovative Strategies & Technology
Smartphone apps, contact tracing, data analytics and artificial intelligence make finding and treating people with an infectious disease, like COVID-19, far more efficient than ever before. The connectivity we have today gives us ammunition to fight this pandemic in ways we never previously thought possible. The increased use of telehealth has shown itself to be a true lifesaving tool during this pandemic. Even EHR's provide valuable clues about how COVID-19 is moving through a population. Building on all these tech innovations will be critical for combating a second wave and future...
Learn How Contact Tracing Works, the Inherent Issues It Raises, the Implications for Privacy and What We Can Learn Other Countries Experiences
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, countries around the world have turned to contact tracing—tracking down people who may have been exposed to the virus—to mitigate the spread. In the U.S., states from New York to Utah to Alaska are hiring thousands of tracers or retraining state workers to take on tracing responsibilities. Together with widespread and speedy testing, tracing is seen as a critical weapon in our...
Please join our workgroup meeting where we will explore how interoperability, telehealth and analytics are being applied with SDOH in the real world to improve outcomes.
You will hear from Dr. Amy Salerno, Director of Community Health and Well-Being, from the University of Virginia Health System who will share how they are enhancing transitions of care, identifying patients most at risk, and aligning the extended care team including clinicians and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to utilize data on SDOH to intervene and have a positive impact on patients. The...
While Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acted quickly to implement waivers to allow for the reimbursement of telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, seniors will lose access to this important care unless Congress again takes decisive action.
House Telehealth Caucus leaders Representative 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. This legislation takes major strides to address the...
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Foundation for eHealth Initiative (eHI) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) are collaborating on Building a Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data, designed to address the current gaps in legal protections for health data outside HIPAA’s coverage. Experts and leaders representing healthcare, technology, academia and consumers are collaborating on the project and exploring preferred pathways to increase protection of non-HIPAA-covered data. The full Steering Committee met in Washington...
Americans are increasingly apprehensive about the privacy of their personal information. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that approximately four out of five Americans are concerned about how their data is used, think the risks of companies collecting their data outweigh the benefits and believe they have little control of their data. The concerns are particularly heightened when it comes to health data. Today, companies that operate mobile apps, search engines, social media platforms and health-oriented websites can have more health information about many of their users than a...