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The Interoperability Workgroup reviewed and discussed the status of interviews related to the proposed examples of successful interoperability that have been submitted to the workgroup. We discussed alternative approaches to framing these examples in the developing report and identified any critical actions that are needed to complete this.
Please contact Ashleigh Manuel at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding participation in this workgroup. We hope you’ll be able to join us this afternoon as we look forward to the...
This meeting provided the opportunity to hear from Chris Belmont, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Chris discussed the MD Anderson Big Data Strategy and the cognitive computing direction. At the conclusion of his presentation, the workgroup continued to discuss the goal of developing a toolkit with resources and best practices regarding the utilization of data to make informed, clinical decisions at the individual and population levels.
Since 2013, eHealth Initiative and Premier, Inc. have surveyed public and commercial accountable care organizations to better understand how ACOs are leveraging health information technology to achieve cost savings and quality improvement. This year's survey is focused on interoperability and data use. A webinar presentation of key findings from the survey was held September 8. Our presenters included Bryan Bowles, Vice President, Solutions Marketing for Population Health, Premier, Inc., Karen Handmaker, Vice President, Population Health Solutions, Phytel, and Kevin Attride, Director of...
This workgroup provided an opportunity to hear from Madeleine Konig, Senior Policy Analyst with the American Heart Association. Madeleine reviewed the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s initiatives that use health information and electronic tools to inform consumers and providers in order to improve quality of care and support collaborative care. Some programs included in the discussion were My Life Check, Heart 360, the Patient Support Network, Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) and The Guideline Advantage. At the conclusion of the presentation, we discussed the...
We discussed our members' submissions of best use case examples and continued the work toward the development of a final report, to be released during our 2016 Annual Conference, held February 3-4 in Washington, DC.
Attend the September eHI PWG and hear the latest on Congressional legislative innovation and Health IT activity. The House passed its health innovation initiative – the 21st Century Cures Act – on July 10, 2015. On the Senate side, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) recently requested for stakeholders across the health IT spectrum to send structured, succinct feedback about how to promote health care safety, innovation, interoperability and a move towards precision medicine. The Senate HELP Committee has held a...
Interoperability is critical to achieving value-based care. It not only facilitates care management and coordination efforts, but also drives the collection and analysis of clinical data to derive new insights. However, the overwhelmingly vast array of available enterprise health information technologies, competitive economic concerns, and the long-standing legacy of siloed healthcare have stymied efforts to build interoperability and hindered new approaches to care delivery and payment. Please join eHealth Initiative and Galen Healthcare Solutions for a webinar panel discussion on October...
For the last three years, eHealth Initiative and Premier, Inc. have explored how public and private ACOs are using health information technology to support transformation in care delivery. In 2015, the eHI and Premier, Inc. ACO survey delved deeper into interoperability, data use, and analytics. The findings identified a number of different ways that ACOs are using analytics and highlighted the difficulties ACOs face in integrating data to support those use cases. Please join eHealth Initiative at our next data & analytics workgroup meeting to hear Lauren Choi, Senior Director of...
Population health management encompasses a range of activities aimed at improving outcomes and reducing costs for different groups of patients. To better understand how organizations are approaching population health management, eHealth Initiative surveyed provider organizations in 2015. The survey questions addressed how health information technology supports patient engagement, analytics, and care management. Join eHealth Initiative and Medicity for a webinar presentation of the results and a panel discussion about the findings. Dr. Charles Kennedy, Chief Population Health Officer for...
eHealth Initiative's (eHI) Policy Workgroup Webinar, "Policy Perspectives: Expert Overview of Recently Released CMS and ONC Regulations," was held October 20, 2015, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT.
Two federal releases critical to the future of health care and health IT were printed in pre-publication form on October 6. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Health IT Certification Program Final Rule and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the 2015 Edition of Health IT...
The Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup heard from two presenters: Leslie Kelly Hall, Senior Vice President, Policy, Healthwise, who spoke about business case for patient engagement and the business drivers that work in the current reimbursement models. Our second speaker was Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, AHIMA Fellow, FACMI, Director, External Medical Communications, Pfizer Medical, who provided an overview of medication management, including Pharma's perspective on looking “Beyond the Pill” and examples of Pfizer's initiatives in utilizing technology to help patients manage their health...
The Interoperability Workgroup will have their next conference call Monday October 26 at 2:00 pm EDT. The major agenda topic for this call will be next steps for the Interoperability Workgroup. We hope you will be able to join this call and contribute your ideas for projects that the Workgroup should undertake.
The ability to collect and meaningful exchange health data is meaningfulness unless it is appropriately accessed and analyzed in order to form the best clinical decisions possible about an individual’s health and health treatment. Information from disease registries and other data repositories create opportunities for us to develop a more refined healthcare consumer matching process, analyze and predict trends, and even make predictive assumptions about an individual. As the world of health IT matures, so do the possibilities available to us to make meaningful improvements to health...
Elements of new models of care delivery, such as Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, bundled payment programs, as well as financial incentive programs like the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and Meaningful Use will be reviewed to identify the means and motivation behind what works in the real-world setting when it comes to the adoption and utilization of health IT with both healthcare consumers and healthcare providers.
During next week's Interoperability Workgroup, we will hear from Bryan Bowles, Vice President, Solutions Marketing for Population Health at Premier, Inc. Bryan will give a brief presentation on the results of last month's ACO Survey.
Following the presentation, the Interoperability Workgroup will focus on the following topics:
- Plans to create an online repository for examples of successful interoperability
- Results of the Workgroup survey on priorities for upcoming work
- Plans for release of the Workgroup report
Recent efforts to transform the healthcare system emphasize the vital role of patients in improving the costs and quality of care. Patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other innovative delivery models strive to place patients at the center of their care by focusing on shared decision-making, goal setting, preventative health, and self-management. To support these objectives, healthcare providers are embracing a host of innovative tools aimed at keeping patients informed and engaged about their health. Join eHealth Initiative and InterSystems for a webinar on...
Join us for the eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) November Policy Workgroup Webinar “Patient Matching: Insights from Policy Experts, Researchers and Implementers.”
INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPATE
To participate in the call dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter the access code 6243271. To view the slides and interactive portion of the call, go to http://www.readytalk.com and enter the code 6243271 on the upper left menu under “participate in a meeting.”
Patient matching is an issue front and center in the national healthcare debate,...
During 2015 as part of eHI’s 2020 Roadmap initiative, eHealth Initiative established the Interoperability Workgroup to address challenges to interoperability. Over the last 12 months, the group has gathered 40+ use cases of successful interoperability. This webinar and accompanying report presents examples of interoperability across the country that deliver value to health care providers and consumers. Join eHealth Initiative and Cerner for a webinar on December 9 at 2:00 pm EST to hear more of these success stories and best practices for implementing interoperability in your organization...
The Interoperability Workgroup held its last meeting of 2015 to discuss the year's Final Report and look ahead at the scope of work for 2016.