While most of the nation and world is still in the throes of the pandemic, there have been some silver linings to emerge from this ongoing health crisis. Not only has mental health been talked about more openly than ever before, but many individuals are prioritizing their mental health and seeking needed care through new avenues—specifically virtual care. But just how prevalent is virtual behavioral health?
According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, nearly three quarters of its members’ mental health visits have been done virtually since the onset of the pandemic. And...
As reimbursement policies for telehealth loosened due to the pandemic, more vulnerable and underserved communities were accessing health care services. This provided an opportunity to further utilize technology to address social determinants of health – such as safe and affordable housing, unemployment benefits, and immigration status – through the use of Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs).
Join the eHealth Initiative and Partnership for a Connected Illinois on October 7th at 1 PM ET/Noon CT for a discussion on MLPs, how they are addressing social determinants of health, and the...
According to a new data brief released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, in 2018 and 2019, half of all hospitals reported a lack of capacity to electronically exchange information with public health agencies. While certainly an important issue before, as COVID-19 began to spread across the country in 2020, this lack of fast and standardized information exchange resulted in delayed test...
Join us on September 23rd for a workgroup meeting as we hear from experts about emerging trends, challenges, and innovations related to social determinants of health data, tools, and policies.
This event is open to eHI Members. If you would like more information, please contact Wanneh.
The growing demand for health information exchange brings the challenges of accurate patient identification to the forefront, especially for children who often don’t have common identifiers or have non-static demographic information.
Children move more frequently than adults, often utilize the healthcare system more, and may live with caregivers who are not their parents. Patient matching is complicated for adults, so how do we address the unique challenges of patient identity matching in pediatrics?
Join eHI, clinicians from the American Academy of...
According to the latest survey data, 35.8% of all total U.S. health care payments were tied to alternative payment models (APMs) in 2018. While value-based care is growing, major hurdles to adoption must be addressed.
One key consideration in participating in and growing a value-based care model is building a provider network aligned with the goals of the payment model. Having access to up-to-date, reliable, and unbiased data can help identify which providers will best address the needs of a specific patient population and help your organization succeed in a value-based care model...
WEBINAR: The Future of Prescription Decision Support: Leveraging Real-Time Data to Drive Value at the Point of Care
Without accurate, real-time data, providers often find it challenging to deliver cost-effective, clinically appropriate care. And although recent policies have created more transparency in our healthcare system, not all data being transferred is created equal. Enter Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) technology that can display accurate prescription cost and coverage information at the point of care.
This session will highlight how RTPB can give providers actionable data, improve care team workflows, and reduce patient costs. Additionally, panelists will explain how...
Remote patient monitoring (RPM), which has been shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, is a rapidly growing area of digital health technology. The global RPM market size was valued at $23.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $118.5 billion by 2027.
Beginning in 2019, and most recently in the proposed Calendar Year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has significantly expanded reimbursement opportunities for providers who utilize RPM. This expert panel will discuss specific RPM use cases, the...
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...