In November, eHI will be hosting a Digital Health Equity Summit. Attendees will learn how digital health tools are already being used to bridge geographical issues, language barriers, and affordability gaps, and how robust individual-level data can help health organizations improve patient outcomes. Panels will also explore how institutional practices and policies should change to ensure the inequities in our current health care system are not carried over as it continues to modernize.
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WEBINAR: Using Evaluation Data to Drive Social Determinants of Health Program Improvement Strategies
Setting up a successful social determinants of health (SDOH) program can be difficult. Knowing how to evaluate outcomes and what to do based on results is critical to achieving patient satisfaction, improved care, and ROI. A multi-layered, flexible approach can help organizations achieve this goal.
This webinar will not only help facilitate accurate identification of SDOH risks and demonstrate how to connect vulnerable patient populations with much needed services, it will also cover how to design comprehensive evaluation plans. Attendees will learn strategic approaches for using...
On July 29th, eHI hosted a webinar to review and discuss new price transparency regulations. While some of these regulations are already in effect, some have been delayed, and others are yet to be released. However, one thing is for certain – price transparency in healthcare is here to stay.
It is time to explore the issues and challenges of publishing prices and coordinating with partners. Join eHI, Axway, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North...
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many statutory and regulatory restrictions on the use of telehealth were relaxed in order to facilitate the on-going provision of health care while in-person interactions for non-essential care were halted. Many states issued emergency orders to temporarily waive requirements that a clinician must be licensed in the same state where their patient is located at the time of care.
As many of these emergency waivers end, many patients and providers are wondering how current state-based clinician licensing systems can and will transform to meet...
Join eHI on October 19th at 3:00 PM ET for our monthly member policy briefing. This month, we will be joined by Mark Segal, Principal, Digital Health Policy Advisors, for a 30-minute discussion of recent developments in interoperability regulations. Mark will provide an overview of recent actions taken by the federal government on the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement and United States Core Data for Interoperability. Make sure you’re up-to-date and join your colleagues for this interactive discussion!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.