Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Five Qualified Health Information Networks Dec. 12 began exchanging electronic health information nationwide under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a set of common rules for secure exchange of treatment and other health information required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016…
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today announced the first six health information networks that will begin to implement the voluntary Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a common set of rules required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 and…
At a Glance  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), on Jan. 15 released a final rule that builds on efforts to improve the electronic exchange of health care information,…
Recent press reports have highlighted concerns from various health care stakeholders regarding the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed rule (released in March 2019), which would implement the “information blocking”…
The AHA today submitted comments on the revised version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895), legislation to prevent surprise medical bills, reduce prescription drug prices, improve transparency in health care, invest in public health and improve health information exchange.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today held a hearing on the Lower Health Care Costs Act, its draft legislation to prevent surprise medical bills, reduce prescription drug prices, improve transparency in health care, invest in public health and improve health…
AHA testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the Lower Health Care Costs Act.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee today held part two of a hearing examining how to improve interoperability in health care, define information blocking, and improve patient access to care as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.  
The Department of HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and CMS today extended the deadline to comment on their proposed rules to promote electronic health information exchange.