Former ONC chief sees open APIs as a critical piece of the industrys interoperability puzzle to accelerate the flow of information.
Many well-known websites are using third-party analytics scripts to track every movement of visitors to their sites, a study claims. Known as session-…
Spending for consumer digital healthcare companies is set to explode in the next few years; the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is currently reviewing the requirements for data sharing with the Department of Health and Human Services, and their initiatives will unlock a wave of data access never before seen in the U.S. healthcare system.
Already, startups and large technology companies are jockeying for position over how to leverage this access and take advantage of new sensor technologies that provide unprecedented windows into patient health.
Last week, after reports in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Google confirmed the details of a partnership with religiously-affiliated hospital and assisted living network, Ascension, a deal that involved the movement of millions of patient records into Googles infrastructure.
Some patients who request their medical records still do not receive them within the legally mandated 30-day period or in the format requested, says Deven McGraw, chief regulatory officer at Ciitizen and a former HHS Office for Civil Rights official. An updated scorecard from Ciitizen found compliance with HIPAA Right of Access rules has risen, but 51% of health care providers are noncompliant.
On a cold Minnesota morning in January 2018, Fairview Health Services CEO James Hereford addressed Twin Cities business executives regarding healthcare IT and innovation. (1) With an advanced degree in …
As part of MyHealthEData, CMS is planning on publishing a public list of providers partcipating in information blocking.
CMS Administrator had powerful messages to share related to new HHS interoperability proposal.
In a bold move up the ladder of electronic health record (EHR) interoperability, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released two proposed rules February 11 designed to allow patients access to their own records and data particularly via apps and provide strong deterrents to
The federal government is pushing forward with regulatory action that it hopes will end data blocking and promote more sharing of patient information.