Compliance & Legal
Deep Dive: Although compliance deadlines for interoperability rules have been delayed, recent days highlight the pressing need for greater access to health data.
OMNY Health co-founder and COO Sunny Grewal, whose 3.5-minute elevator pitch was the audience's top pick at the "Shark Tank"-like competition, explains how his distributed ledger tech can help hospitals monetize mounds of unused data.
Transparency with fair data usage is being explored in Finland, while the country's general outlook is that data should be shared and used to improve services where possible, says Jaana Sinipuro, project director at Sitra.
Charles Jaffe, CEO of HL7 International, says FHIR has been remarkable in its ability to scale, while resonating across communities of interest such as patient access and genomics.
In healthcare, there is a need to improve the speed to an answer without affecting the quality of the answer, says Nigel Hughes, scientific director at Janssen Clinical Innovation.
Jeff Coughlin, senior director of Federal and State Affairs at HIMSS, discusses information-blocking, interoperability, social determinants and recently proposed rules from CMS and ONC.
Will Smart, CIO for Health and Social Care in England, says measuring digital maturity using tools such as EMRAM helps the NHS track progress of the global digital exemplars against international standards.
Healthcare attorney Matt Fisher says HIPAA doesn’t need to change much, although it might need some tinkering around the edges.
Leavitt Partners Principal Ryan Howells discusses work with the CARIN Alliance using the HIPAA Individual Right of Access to extract data into an app and then redirect that information back into the HIPAA workflow.
Adam Greene, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, says the HITECH Act may have pushed forward the digitization of the healthcare system, but it also changed what can go wrong from a legal compliance perspective by an order of magnitude.