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Policy Briefing: The Future of Interoperability Measurement

August 30, 2022

Overview
The ability to properly exchange and use health information is essential to patient care. It drives improved health outcomes at both the personal and population level.

This isn’t news to the healthcare industry. However, currently, there is no nation-wide standard measurement for interoperability. How can healthcare stakeholders measure their programs and continue to produce positive health outcomes if they can’t quantify this work?

In 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created a series of initiatives to pursue a collaborative development of measures that will be valuable to developers, their customers and the general healthcare community. The Interoperability Measurement by Health IT Developers Project, funded by ONC and supported by Clinovations Government + Health and HIMSS, seeks to facilitate discussions with health IT developers and gather insight into five concepts of interest:

  • Status of Interoperability Measurement
  • Factors That Support Measurement
  • Measure Development and Structure
  • Customer Implementation and Adoption
  • Opportunities for Measures of value

Clinovations Government + Health's CEO, Anita Samarth provides an overview of the Interoperability Measurement by Health IT Developers Project. She dives into the Project’s recent work, reviews major developments, and explains their next steps.

Featured Speaker

  • Anita Samarth, CEO & Co-Founder, Clinovations Government + Health

 

About the Policy Briefing
Each month, Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) host a monthly policy briefing featuring policymakers, staff, and health policy experts. This is a great opportunity to learn about timely issues and their impact on health IT and digital health. The interactive discussion is held virtually and is a great opportunity to engage directly with experts on policies directly impacting your organization.

Policy Briefing: July 2022

July 28, 2022

Federal legislators and regulators are working hard to ensure that all patients have quality healthcare. Often, important decisions about healthcare come down to trust and access to data. It’s no easy task to find a single solution to the myriad of hurdles that payers, providers, and vendors are discovering in their journey to deliver care through the secure sharing of patient data properly. New legislation, such as the No Surprises Act and new regulations, including CMS’s Interoperability Rule, are examples of the federal government working to find the mythical, single solution. However, even the best-written policy can have flaws. Watch EHI’s Policy briefing from Thursday, July 28, 2022, and learn about the challenges healthcare industry leaders have when implementing these policies, and what they suggest can see as the true solution.

 

Blog: The Summer of Interoperability

The summer (and early fall) of 2022 promises to bring critical milestones for interoperability and data access, tying together many strands linking back to the 2009 HITECH legislation (i.e., Meaningful Use and its successors) and the 2016 21st Century Cures (Cures) legislation. Community participants with an interest in data sharing and interoperability, including those with regulatory compliance responsibilities, will want to track these events very closely.

FY23 Presidential Budget Request

March 31, 2022

On Monday, March 28th, 2022, President Biden released his federal budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). In addition to the topline budget, each agency releases budget justification documents to Congress outlining their activities and planned activities with the money requested. Budget documents are non-binding and are only reflective of what the administration is asking Congress to approve for the upcoming fiscal year. Below is a summary of provisions related to EHI’s priority areas.

Policy Briefing: All Things Privacy Policy

March 29, 2022

Overview
There has been a lot going here at EHI on health data privacy that you may be wondering – what are the key takeaways? This interactive discussion focused on all things privacy policy, including EHI & CDT’s two new consumer health data privacy reports, the status of EHI’s work to facilitate a self-regulatory data privacy system, and new, bipartisan legislation to update HIPAA.

Speakers

  • Alice Leiter, Vice President and Senior Counsel, EHI
  • Brett Meeks, Vice President, Health Innovation Alliance
  • Catherine Pugh, Assistant Vice President, Policy, EHI

About the Member Policy Briefing
Each month (the third Tuesday), Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) host a member-only monthly policy briefing featuring policymakers, staff, and health policy experts. This is a great opportunity to learn about timely issues and their impact on health IT and digital health. The 30-minute interactive discussion is held virtually and is a great opportunity to engage directly with experts on policies directly impacting your organization.

EHI Response Letter to RFI for Strengthening Community Health Through Technology

March 30, 2022

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Request for Information on Strengthening Community Health through Technology.

Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) strongly supports efforts to advance the use of technology in community health. Download our response below.

 

Comment Letter: ONC Request for Information on Electronic Prior Authorization Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria

March 25, 2022

ONC Request for Information on Electronic Prior Authorization Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria

Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) strongly supports efforts to advance electronic prior authorization (ePA) and we commend ONC for continued attention on this issue. While ONC’s Certification Program is an important aspect, it has not, to date, included health payer health IT systems. We urge ONC to continue to work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance a coordinated approach to ePA.