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
According to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) —and nearly everyone else in healthcare—electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows providers and patients to appropriately access and s
Protect your electronic information and assets from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Discover how to identify cyberthreats, understand best practices, and demystify laws and regulations related to cybersecurity in healthcare.
This is the second in a series of issue briefs from the National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) on key SDOH-related issues that have been exacerbated during COVID-19. This brief explores how the public health sector is
The 10 Essential Public Health Services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall
Released by The Social Progress Imperitive, the 2020 Social Progress Index results, which provide a comprehensive picture of the lived experience of more than 7 billion people across 163 countries. For the first time ever, the index measures social p
COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health crisis. As the disease continues to spread through communities across the U.S. and abroad, information about the illness continues to evolve. To slow the spread, public health officials are tur
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed VA facilities and community providers for usage of health information exchanges (HIEs) in their respective communities and to identify any barriers that may impede the use of HIEs.
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States and immense vulnerabilities in lower-income countries has revealed a global health reality that is often overshadowed by decades of progress in overall glo
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently released a road map that includes numerous evidence-based actions that would assist in the approach to how the United States tackles COVID-19, both immediate and in the long-term.
Health systems are ever-changing for different reasons. In the publication titled "The Value of Health Policy" the authors explain how developing and adopting a policy is an approach that can assist in managing these changes.
The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) represents the world’s leading academic general internists, dedicated to creating a just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health. SGIM recognizes that to achieve this visi
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, data has never been more salient. COVID has generated new data demands and increased cross-sector data collaboration. Yet, these data collaborations require careful planning and evaluation of risks and
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released an issue brief that provides “principles aimed at guiding the efforts of state and local officials to create an equitable and lasting post-pandemic recovery.” The principles shared by RWJF i
"The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the MITRE Corporation and OCHIN, developed a SMART on FHIR app that serves as a dashboard or summary for managing chronic pain and pain-related treatment within the electroni
"In 2016, AHRQ launched a program of grants and contracts aimed at helping health care providers move patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ advances the science of CDS by suppor
This noninvasive nonpharmacological therapy review compares noninvasive nonpharmacological therapies with placebo, exercise or nonopioid drugs for the most common musculoskeletal chronic pain conditions. AHRQ shared that the purpose of this review is
The Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain report compares prescribed systemic opioids with placebo, other opioids, and non-opioid drugs or noninvasive nonpharmacologic therapy for any chronic pain conditions. AHRQ shared that the purpose of this review
This report looks at nonopioid pharmacologic treatmeants by comparing oral, or topical nonopioid drug therapy with placebo, or other drug(s) from another class. AHRQ shared that the purpose of this review is to "evaluate the benefits and harms of non
Earlier this year the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2020 -2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan draft. This draft provides an outline of federal health information (health IT) goals and objectives to ensure that people ha