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The Crack Down on Silos of Patient Data: CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules Hit Health Plans

Posted on 08/30/19 | Comments

Earlier in the year, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rules on interoperability, data blocking, and other activities as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed separate but related rules would require that patients have easy access to their health data. As described by ONC, the rule would “support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.”

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Topics: medical data, interoperability, government, ONC, data blocking

Are You Allergic to Messy Data?

Posted on 08/21/19 | Comments

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Topics: semantic interoperability, data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, enabling interoperability

Webinar Recap: Leveraging AI to Solve Common Healthcare Challenges: Hear from the Experts

Posted on 08/07/19 | Comments

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Topics: semantic interoperability, data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, Natural Language Processing, Reference Data Management, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, enabling interoperability, clinical natural language processing, patient risk, chart review, cnlp

Drugs Making a Mess of Your Data?

Posted on 07/31/19 | Comments

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Topics: semantic interoperability, data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, enabling interoperability

Lab Mapping...what the LOINC?!

Posted on 07/10/19 | Comments

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Topics: data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, clinical and claims data, enabling interoperability

Raising the Bar on Semantic Interoperability and Data Quality

Posted on 06/26/19 | Comments

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Topics: data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, clinical and claims data, enabling interoperability

Webinar Recap: How Quality Data is Key to Delivering Value

Posted on 06/13/19 | Comments

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Topics: data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, NLP, Natural Language Processing, Reference Data Management, artificial intelligence, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, clinical and claims data, enabling interoperability

Webinar Recap: Quality Data: Three Steps to Simplify Data Governance, Enable Semantic Interoperability, and Enhance Your Reporting and Analytics

Posted on 05/30/19 | Comments

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Topics: data normalization, interoperability, mapping, quality reporting, NLP, Natural Language Processing, Reference Data Management, artificial intelligence, Machine learning, clinical decision support, quality measure reporting, value-based care, clinical and claims data, enabling interoperability

Release of 2017 ISA is Good News for Interoperability

Posted on 02/08/17 | Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an update to the 2016 version that holds great promise for advancing health information exchange. National Coordinator Vindell Washington hailed the release as “a key step toward achieving the goals” outlined in the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and Interoperability Pledge announced earlier this year. Thus, the Interoperability theme continues as seen with the recent Cures Act and MIPS. Even HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price during his confirmation hearings stated that the federal government’s role “ought to be interoperability: to make sure the different systems can talk to each other so it inures to the benefit of the patient.”

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Topics: interoperability, government, ISA, Unique Device Identifier, ONC

The Impacts of the 21st Century Cures Act

Posted on 01/17/17 | Comments

The 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law just last month.  This broad law reduces the bureaucracy for drug approval, provides billions of dollars to the NIH for research, and provides funding to state governments to deal with the opioid epidemic.  But along with these touted benefits, this law includes significant impacts for healthcare IT. 

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Topics: EHR, data normalization, interoperability, patient engagement, Consumer Friendly Descriptions, patient empowerment