Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Two groups applied the Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient Identity Management, first developed with Intermountain in 2016, to payers – and found a high matching accuracy rate across 36 different organizations.
The document describes the government's hopes for how technology goals should be prioritized over the next five years – with an emphasis on patients' access to their health data.
The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to COVID-19, also pushes out health IT certification requirements.
Seamless shared health information can support patient transitions, from hospital discharge to outpatient follow-up care, signaling yet another potential advantage of telemedicine.
The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization's joint HIE will now be able to more easily connect with 15,000 hospitals and clinics in the private sector, enabling a richer flow of data and better care for veterans.
Providers, certified IT developers and HIEs should "be on the lookout" for upcoming adjustments in certain timelines, said Deputy National Coordinator Steve Posnack.
Its news Data Usability Workgroup will build implementation guides to help facilitate more useful health information exchange and more intuitive clinical workflows.
Adding clinical decision support and the ability to see patient activity outside the four walls of the hospital enabled, among other things, a 94% reduction in Dilaudid use.
The innovation grants for state and regional health information exchanges will help them innovate their data sharing capabilities during public health emergencies – from pandemics to wildfires.
Phoenix-based Health Current and Denver-based CORHIO, which together connect more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, said the new consolidated HIE could eventually be "the largest health data utility in the West."