Health Information Technology (3)

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  • The healthcare industry has come a long way with regard to interoperability, especially with the new rules proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services, set to take effect April 5. These rules aim to provide patients with unprecedented access to their data. The industry has focused on enabling the basic exchange of health records between providers and made great progress, but the connective tissue that enables data management — including matching and cleaning data — is la
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  • Following stakeholder feedback, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology made several key updates to the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), highlighted by COVID-19, public health emergency, and admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) notifications to a record locator service.
  • ONC is in constant scrutiny of EHR interoperability, which is especially apparent during a natural disaster or a pandemic, such as COVID-19. ONC added the Specialty Care
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  • When a natural disaster or a pandemic occurs, it is typical for the impacted area to set up pop-up hospitals for volunteer clinicians to help when hospitals are overcrowded. With individuals arriving at these pop-up hospitals from neighboring cities or states, interoperability is crucial, but it is also tricky to attain. Developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in 2014, The Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) platform provides secure

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