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
When COVID-19 spread across the country, it took months for hospitals to piece together the best treatment options, share those learnings and for providers to adopt them. The traditional medical approach is too slow for today’s public health crises.
It's time for the American healthcare system to learn from the past and accelerate best practices. We can build systems that combine knowledge from providers with machine learning to intelligently apply that information to digital clinical pathways – giving providers the best of what's learned in the profession at any given time....
eHI, in partnership with Surescripts, will host a 60-minute webinar talking about best practices to improve eligibility, formulary & benefit files to positively impact the point of care. The purpose of the webinar is to highlight the importance of having complete eligibility, formulary and benefit data and showcase the benefits of downstream transactions like real-time benefit check, electronic prior auth and specialty enrollment. The webinar will also discuss the implementation of the new NCPDP version 5 standard. Panelists will include stakeholders from leading experts in point-of-...
Nearly one year ago, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final regulations to implement information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.
This year, all eyes turn to compliance with the regulations, which could be especially complicated for health information exchanges (HIEs) given how they operate in the health care system and their contractual arrangements with providers. In this webinar, hear from experts and HIEs directly about the...
WEBINAR: Using Artificial Intelligence & Automation to Reduce Administrative Burden in a COVID-19 World
While healthcare organizations have been under tremendous financial stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent United healthcare survey shows that 56% of healthcare organizations reported accelerating their artificial intelligence (AI) plans. Since the pandemic struck, investment in AI platforms has skyrocketed. In this webinar, we will hear what is driving the current AI investments including cost savings, improved provider, and patient experience, reducing staff burnout and administrative burden.
- Learn how a cutting-edge platform uses AI...
Health Policy During President Biden’s First 100 Days
In 2021 health policy issues will be a top priority for the new Biden Administration and 117th Congress. 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. To participate contact Catherine@ehidc.org.