The Case for A Situational Awareness Network for Emergency Response

In an emergency, every minute counts. Coordinated, real-time electronic reporting from hospitals and other health care facilities to state and federal agencies enables better operational decision-making and ultimately saves lives. Such technology exists today and the...

Hospital Vital Signs: The EHR Doesn’t Know Everything

Posted on HISTALK  on June 4 2020 In the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative to understand and monitor the vital signs of our healthcare system – the hospitals and health systems that are playing a critical role –  to ensure that we can provide patients with...

ONC Cures Act Final Rule Summary

ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule fosters innovation in healthcare to advance patients’ control of their health records, promotes a modern app economy, and defines exceptions to information blocking. On March 9th, 2020, ONC released its Cures Act Final Rule and it was...

CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule

CMS’s final rule expands patient access to their health information and requires hospitals to alert community providers when one of their patients is admitted, transferred, or discharged. CMS under Administrator Verma has honed in on improving interoperability with a...