HHS released a report on Community Health and Economic Prosperity: Engaging Businesses as Stewards and Stakeholders - A Report of the Surgeon General, which aims to raise awareness of the U.S. health disadvantage and demonstrates to business l
The rate of provider organizations achieving deep interoperability has doubled since 2017. The overall rate leaves much to be desired, but signs of progress are visible. Thanks to connections to national networks and more proactive vendor supp
The goal of this project is to advance the field’s knowledge of the ways that health care can and should contribute to multi-sector networks that advance population-level health goals. Beginning in early 2019, we scanned literature and conducted form
In 2019, The Michigan Health Endowment commissioned Altarum to develop the PHI Consent Tool to help providers navigate the complexity of consent and confidentiality regulations around the release and exchange of protected health information (PHI).
The work of knitting together large government data systems so that they seamlessly connect and provide customer-friendly services to the public is difficult yet achievable and valuable. If this type of data sharing was easy, every
The environment a person lives in, their socioeconomic status, lifestyle, wealth and cultural/ethnic background all affect that person's health status in far more significant ways than was previously understood. Across many studies, authors co
"Connecting and communicating with members is an important part of effective healthcare. When providers and members work as a team, health outcomes improve.¹ Members who have access to factual and high-quality health information,² guidance from a qua
A high-performing health care system strives to achieve universal access, affordability, high-quality care, and equity, aiming to reduce inequality in outcomes and access. Using data from the 2020 Commonwealth Fund International Health Poli
Climate change poses serious threats to human health. Too often, the issue is framed as a risk for the distant future, but in fact it is here today. It is a reality for communities across the United States, and around the world, ma
Current and future members of the child welfare workforce need to have access to useful and trusted information, resources, and services. However, the ways in which child welfare professionals access information are rapidly changin
Dr. Kristine McCoy and Daniel Stein presented at the 2020 National Opioid Leadership Summit on December 8, 2020. The presentation titled, "Tackling the COVID-19/Opioid Twindemic: The Urgent Need to Accelerate Responsible Data Sharing across the Spect
The health care ecosystem is witnessing a surge of artificial intelligence-driven technologies and products that can potentially augment care delivery outside of hospital and clinic settings. These tools can be used to conduct remote monitorin
The value of using administrative records for operational and evaluation purposes has been well established in health and human services. However, these records typically reflect the reach of a single government agency or program and fail t
Two-part series from AISP on leveraging cross-sector data capacity during crisis AISP is excited to announce the release of a second post focused on the use of integrated data to help state and local governments efficiently meet emergent
This Special Publication outlines a number of potentially valuable policy changes and actions that will help drive toward effective, efficient, and ethical data sharing, including more compelling and widespread communication efforts to i
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working hard to make sure we help our beneficiaries and the people who are working on the front lines to care for patients during this pandemic. We have taken numerous steps to respond to
The Center, funded by a $50 million grant from philanthropist Ray Dalio of Dalio Philanthropies, will investigate actionable steps healthcare can take to address health disparities affecting communities of color.
Legal System — While legal reforms have improved quality of life for many, discrimination against and mistreatment of LGBTQI+ individuals remain common. Laws vary greatly among states on issues such as gender markers
The Sequoia Project announced Wednesday that it's forming a new Data Usability Workgroup to continue removing barriers to interoperability, and is calling for participants in advance of its first meeting later this month.
FEHRM took over for the Interagency Program Office in 2019, which previously managed patient data exchange and interoperability between the DoD and VA’s EHR systems, is now in charge of VA and DoD’s new Cerner Millennium EHR systems, whi