How Continuity of Operations Planning Aligns with Emergency Preparedness

In observance of National Emergency Preparedness Month in September, our Emergency Preparedness and Response team wanted to shed some light on an often-overlooked aspect of preparedness—Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP). Continuity Planning protects the ability...

Health IT for Risk-Bearing Entities in Value-Based Care Arrangements

The shift in healthcare from the current fee-for-service (FFS) model to value-based care (VBC) has been unfolding over the past decade. Rather than reimburse providers per service rendered, VBC payment models reimburse providers for the overall value of the care they...

HIEs as Health Data Utilities: Three Health IT Leaders Weigh In

Health information exchanges (HIEs) serve a critical function in health data networks to support interoperable access and delivery of clinical information. I recently led a virtual panel with three senior HIE leaders from across the U.S. for the Journal of AHIMA to...

Community Health in the Spotlight: Brevard Health Alliance

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) perform a critical function in the U.S. healthcare ecosystem by providing care to medically underserved communities and offering a affordable care for the uninsured or underinsured. One subset of FQHCs are community health...

What is an ADT Feed?

Admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) feeds generate data about a patient’s healthcare encounter when they are admitted, discharged, and/or transferred from one care setting to another care setting or back home. This information can be automatically sent to the...