Interoperability

Jun 20, 2018
According to National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Don Rucker, M.D., the Department of Health and Human Services will release a request for information in the coming months seeking input on reporting criteria for the Electronic Health Record Reporting Program, required by the 21st…
Apr 27, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a proposed rule to update the payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities for fiscal year 2019. CMS proposes a net payment increase of 0.98% or $50 million, compared to FY 2018. This includes a 2.8% market-basket update,…
Mar 6, 2018
As changing clinical roles and technical innovations require care coordination to be approached as a team sport, it’s important to encourage provider accountability, consider the social determinants of health and foster technical innovation, said health care leaders at the inaugural AHA Executive…
Feb 15, 2018
AHA comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information on its draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement as well as ONC’s draft U.S. Core Data for Interoperability document.
AHA's Comments Re: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement   AHA's Comments Re: ONC’s Draft U.S. Core Data for Interoperability  
Jan 5, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today released for comment a draft trusted exchange framework for sharing health information across networks, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed framework would…
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Interoperability

Nov 9, 2017
Accelerating health information sharing through private and public-sector actions.
Interoperability includes the exchange and use of information within a health care organization and across organizations. Barriers to interoperability must be addressed in order to support the level of electronic sharing of health information needed to provide the best care, engage people in their…
Nov 2, 2017
Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced the EHR Regulatory Relief Act (S. 2059), legislation that would provide regulatory flexibility and hardship relief to hospitals and eligible…
Oct 31, 2017
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee held a hearing this afternoon on implementing the 21st Century Cures Act to achieve the promise of health information technology. Among other provisions, the 2016 law requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create a…
Oct 5, 2017
The House Energy and Commerce Committee last night voted 28-23 along party lines to approve legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through fiscal year 2022. The federal matching rate would remain at 23% through FY 2019, change to 11.5% for FY 2020 and return to a…