CalHHS Data Exchange Framework Takes Aim at Health Equity

Real-time health data can also help the state assess the impact of programs, operations, and payment arrangements to identify opportunities for improvement. Ohanian noted that data privacy and security will guide the state’s data exchange efforts. “We must collect, exchange, and use health and human service information in a secure manner that promotes trust, ensures […]

PA Health Information Exchange Grows Data Sharing Network

“LVHN has been connected to multiple large national health information exchange networks for years and has shared over 39 million patient records with 3,400 other care providers to date,” Michael Minear, senior vice president and chief information officer of LVHN, noted in a public statement. “LVHN is excited to add this new connection to P3N […]

How HIEs Support Interoperability Use Cases for Payers, Providers

She also noted that CCHIE works with organizations to help them overcome some of the challenges they might face with their EHR vendors when it does come to data sharing. “That’s where the HIEs really play an important role, is being a mediator, a facilitator, an interpreter, that sort of thing,” she said. “I think that’s […]

These Six Trends Will Further Propel Digital Health In 2022

5. Momentum toward decentralization of health data via blockchain builds. While the reality of decentralized health data won’t come to fruition in the coming year, it will become a more frequent discussion. Patients are demanding not only greater control of their health data, but also its security. Blockchain has the potential to do just that. […]

VA Announces New Plan, Roles for EHR Implementation Program

The PED, a new position, will report directly to the VA Deputy Secretary and will have operational control over the offices of Functional Champion, Technical Integration, and Program Management. The VA Secretary selected Terry Adirim, MD, MPH, MBA, to be the PED. Adirim is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and is currently serving […]

How FHIR Data Standard Implementation Enhances Interoperability

Original Article by Posted on December 6, 2021 by Hannah Nelson University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has adopted the FHIR data standard to enhance interoperability and intraoperability at the organization. As healthcare organizations look to enhance their interoperability efforts and comply with ONC information blocking regulations, many stakeholders are adopting application programming interfaces [...]

Identity Infrastructure Key for Interoperability, Health IT Security

Original Article by Posted on October 19, 2021 by Hannah Nelson As healthcare organizations comply with interoperability regulations, the adoption of an identity infrastructure can support health IT security. Healthcare organizations should take an identity-centric interoperability approach to minimize health IT security risks involved in compliance with patient data sharing provisions of the 21st […]

The History of Thanksgiving

Original Article by Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2021 occurs on Thursday, November 25. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days […]

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations […]

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