Secretary Azar Statement on Medicare Trustees Report

23. April 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Alex Azar released the following statement on the release of the annual Medicare Trustees Report: “Today’s seniors and future generations need certainty that Medicare will be there to support them now and in the future. This year’s Trustees Report provides a sobering reminder that we have much work to do to make good ...

HHS To Deliver Value-Based Transformation in Primary Care

23. April 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma are announcing the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. Building on the lessons ...

ONC extends comment period for interoperability rules, updates TEFCA

22. April 2019 Health 0
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made interoperability news on several fronts Friday: granting a much-requested 30-day extension for public comments on its proposed data exchange, information blocking and patient access rules and publishing the second draft of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. Powered by WPeMatico

HHS Announces Next Steps in Advancing Interoperability of Health Information

20. April 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued for public comment draft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. HHS also released a notice of funding opportunity to engage a non-profit, industry-based organization that will advance nationwide interoperability. ...