Health Information Exchange (HIE)
"This pandemic really points out the need to have interoperability," said the National Coordinator for Health IT in a HIMSS20 Digital session on Thursday. "If we'd had this rule a few years ago, we'd be in a far better spot."
The interoperability final rules that will be added to the Federal Register this week mention two implementation guides from the Da Vinci Project to help payers exchange data.
The platform has enabled urgent access to patient’s medical history to frontline healthcare workers
Further, the network’s clinical portal has served in times of crisis as a backup system for health systems in the case of unexpected EHR outages or planned upgrades.
The newly created Indiana Network for Population Health aims to securely exchange information on factors that affect population health and healthcare delivery.
As healthcare organizations grapple with the coronavirus crisis, new flexibility includes three to six months of enforcement discretion for some – but not all – compliance dates.
The standard, in use at the Mayo Clinic since 2019, can help providers manage their COVID-19 response and comply with CMS and ONC data-exchange regulations, the company says.
Both agencies will be able to more easily and securely exchange health records with outside providers, while participating health systems will gain a single point of entry to request agency health data.
Data-integrity challenges and repetition are posing big problems for electronic health records, with adverse financial and clinical costs, a new Black Book report shows.
While work at Mann-Grandstaff is 99% complete, right now the department's priority is the "care of veterans and providing surge capabilities for civilian health care systems."