Category: Interoperability

USCDI as a Critical Framework for Data Quality

Health data needs are shifting, including the role of standards to create new opportunities, as is the case for advancing data quality through the United State Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI). Ever since HITECH spurred a dizzying rise of health information technology, the industry has lamented over what could be. Now, thanks to the work…
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USCDIv2 Published: New Standards to Advance Interoperability

The benefits and advantages of health care standards are many, hence how many national organizations are focused on the establishment and evolution of specifications. Today’s interoperability standards are more than a single entity proposing a set of guidelines and pushing its adoption. Rather, today’s standards are built on collaboration from interdisciplinary parties to meet shared…
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KPI Ninja’s Alerts and Notifications: Hospital Discharge Example

Care alerts are at the core of high-quality, coordinated health care. Every notification is a moment of insight about a patient’s health, so each and every one is of critical importance. Stay compliant with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule (CMS Final Rule). This rule finalizes seven new policies…
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Benefits of Health Information Exchanges for Value-Based Care

An increasing number of healthcare providers and organizations are using health information exchanges (HIE) to not only exchange medical information but to also support value-based care. This practice is growing among healthcare providers because the need for quality data is growing and the HIE benefits aligned to these needs are significant. Below, we discuss several ways…
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Opportunities for Health Information Exchanges in Value-based Care

Now more than ever, organizations like Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) are leveraging health information exchanges (HIEs) to improve interoperability and health information access for patients, providers and payers. When implemented effectively, HIEs can help reduce…
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