Protecting What's Ours: Cybersecurity in the new EnvironmentsOn behalf of eHI and PwC, we have identified a select group of privacy and security leaders from payer, provider, pharmaceutical and vendor groups to participate in a robust discussion on market trends and related regulatory challenges. Our discussion will create an open forum where participants can share what’s working and discuss challenges, including: • Prioritizing concerns with federal regulators, and preparing for potential regulatory and legislative changes in 2017 • Developing cybersecurity strategies that support changing care models • Meeting the demands of consumerism without...
Policy Working Group LunchPlease join us at the eHI offices for our quarterly policy lunch series. Our guest speaker is David Lee from Leavitt Partners. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) passed into law in 2015 with the bipartisan support of over 90% of lawmakers in Congress, including our new HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price. However, Price and others have also voiced concerns over the burden MACRA’s Quality Payment Program places on providers and questioned some of the CMS Innovation Center’s alternative payment model initiatives that now overlap with MACRA. For this reason, as we move...
Advancing Privacy and Security Practices through Information GovernanceThe year of the healthcare hack begins anew as ransomware, cyber threats, and security incidents continue. Healthcare leaders must not only understand the threats but be able to look beyond current practices to protect our information assets. Information governance (IG) is an organization-wide framework that advances privacy and security practices to create enterprise-wide standards, policies, and practices for creation, access, use, disclosure, storage, and auditing of information. Information governance, a subset of corporate governance, has become a critical organizational competency that...
eHealth Initiative Annual Conference and Membership Meeting
Together Facing the Challenges of Change. eHealth Initiative’s 2017 Annual Conference & Member Meetings, March 21-23 in Washington, DC will bring together the most influential leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss critical issues related to the use of data and technology to improve healthcare for all Americans. To register go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=cktmjryab&oeidk=a07...
WEBINAR: The State of the Art in Data Management for Precision Medicine & GenomicseHI recently interviewed a number of leading healthcare organizations to learn about their data management strategies for precision medicine and genomics. Join this informative webinar to learn about data challenges associated with precision medicine, and how organizations are working to get the most value from their genomic data. Topics include: - Integrating genomics with clinical practice - Use-case examples - Data management and storage strategies - Getting data ready for analytics - Privacy and security concerns - Implications of data sharing - Exploring and mining unstructured and...
The State of the Art in Data Management for Precision Medicine and GenomicseHI recently interviewed a number of leading healthcare organizations to learn about their data management strategies for precision medicine and genomics. Join this informative webinar to learn about data challenges associated with precision medicine, and how organizations are working to get the most value from their genomic data. Topics include: Integrating genomics with clinical practice Use-case examples Data management and storage strategies Getting data ready for analytics Privacy and security concerns Implications of data sharing Exploring and mining unstructured and non-clinical...
Evolve from Master Patient Index to Identity Interoperability
The job of matching patient identities is becoming more difficult than ever before because of 5 major trends: 1. External data exchange 2. Patient engagement through portals and personal health record (PHR) apps 3. Analytics for PopHealth and outcome optimization 4. Innovative new applications and devices 5. Hospital consolidation Because of these trends, we can no longer rely solely on “indexing” patients in an MPI to match patient identities. Indexing was successful in the past because MPIs operated in an environment of few software systems that were controlled by one organization. But...
FHIR and the Future of Interoperability
The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care. In 2012, a new version of the HL7 standard emerged for information exchange: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This webinar will explore how FHIR® facilitates easier exchange of healthcare data between systems in a straightforward yet secure manner. Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR® was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting...
Survey Results are In! Current State of Progress Towards Achieving True Interoperability
Join this webinar and learn NEW findings in the current state of progress towards achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. Hear how payers and providers are using technology to achieve patient centered care, and working toward achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. To register go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/i6w9vsnfb1lw&eom This educational webinar is supported by GE Healthcare Digital.
How to prepare for MACRA by January 1, 2017
Big changes are ahead in how Medicare will pay physicians. The MACRA rule establishes a new Medicare physician payment program that starts January 1, 2017, yet few providers understand how this this important change will affect how they are paid. This educational webinar is supported by Aetna. To learn more and to register, please follow this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=qnargk9a9qgp&campaign=o....
How HIEs Access Federal Funding and Expand Their Exchange
Under the CMS guidance for funding health information exchange (HIE) activities, many HIEs are eligible for 90% Federal Matching Funds (90/10) through The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) passed in 2009.
Re-imagining Care Delivery: The Power of Technology
Disruption, reinvention, and growth ---- the healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented transformation. From how appointments are booked to how care is delivered and payments are processed, the times they are a-changin.’ A video recording of the webinar can be found here.
MACRA Quality Payment Program: Key Things to Know and Strategies for Success
Learn about key takeaways from the final rule for the MACRA Quality Payment Program, the role of health IT in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and how to prepare for long term success with value-based payment. A video recording of the webinar can be downloaded here.
Digital Health & Patient Engagement Survey Results: Healthcare’s New Value Drivers
Healthcare consumerism is a relatively new concept, but its growing presence in the market is undeniably real. Patients today expect that their healthcare providers will work collaboratively with them; in fact, that’s one of the ways in which patients now gauge the value of the care they receive. A video recording of the webinar can be downloaded here.
Big Data - A Starring Role in Healthcare Information Architectures
One of the top priorities for CIOs today is capitalizing on the explosion of data volumes and complex data types available to their organizations today. While many are considering big data for its agility and cost advantages, they are questioning how best to leverage this still nascent technology.
Leading academic medical centers share valuable lessons learned when developing successful big data strategies.
This webinar panel session will discuss:
• How big data can play a role in today’s healthcare information architectures
• Breaking down data silos...