Hal Wolf and Don Rucker
By Susan Morse 05:44 pm April 30, 2020
The rules move the healthcare system from an environment built by providers and payers to one in which patients are in control, Rucker says.

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf and National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Donald Rucker

By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm April 30, 2020
"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 COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the important role that population health management plays in ensuring healthcare organizations have accurate, up-to-date patient information to guide decision-making," said MAeHC CEO Tripathi.

By Mike Miliard 12:34 pm April 30, 2020
The analytics company says the technology expertise of MAeHC, whose CEO Micky Tripathi will join Arcadia's leadership team, will help it expand its interoperability offerings for population health management
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm April 29, 2020
The National Coordinator for Health IT will offer details about the interoperability and information blocking final rules, and highlight how the current pandemic is an example of why they matter.
By Fred Bazzoli 12:06 pm April 28, 2020
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.
Health system pieces together ‘virtual rounding’ to cope with pandemic

Nemours Children’s Health System's 'virtual rounding' in action.

By Bill Siwicki 12:47 pm April 23, 2020
Nemours Children’s Health System uses multiple technologies to social distance, reduce contact and save PPE.
By Mike Miliard 03:40 pm April 22, 2020
Even if ONC and CMS have extended the timeline for compliance while health systems battle coronavirus, the pandemic has only highlighted the need for patient access and API-enabled exchange.
By Mike Miliard 09:35 am April 22, 2020
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.
By Nathan Eddy 12:35 pm April 21, 2020
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.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am April 21, 2020
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.