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TEFCA Go-Live: Everything You Need to Know as ONC Prepares for a New Era of Health Information Exchange
With the stage set for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) to go live, we provide the latest updates and helpful resources in our blog.
Unified Specification for Address in Health Care: The New Standard and Why It’s Important for Patient Matching
Project US@ (“Project USA”) released Technical Specification Final Version 1.0 on January 7, 2022, a year-long effort to standardize patient address information exchanged between care teams who capture information and healthcare IT systems to improve patient matching. Audacious Inquiry interoperability expert, David Pyke, worked with the ONC to finalize these standards and gives a summary here.
Health information exchange (HIE) plays a critical role in increasing interoperability in healthcare. Learn more about HIEs and their ability to improve public health.
The opioid overdose epidemic is quietly taking its toll in the U.S. Find out how health information technology is key to helping people who may be at risk.
The Benefits of Emergency Preparedness Drills and Exercises: Texas Health Services Authority, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Discuss How Lessons from Routine PULSE Drills Improved Real-World Response
Learn from two of our state partners how drills help them prepare for emergencies. Discover why states should prioritize disaster drills.
Healthcare IT policy was on the move in 2021, and 2022 will see TEFCA going live to advance the current state of healthcare interoperability.
High Maternal Mortality Rate Rising in the US: A Primer on State and Federal Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health
The US has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed nations. Explore why maternal mortality rates are rising and what is to stop the trend.
Reducing hospital readmissions has been a major goal in healthcare for the past decade. Learn about strategies for combatting readmissions in our blog.
Learn how ADT feeds are used for syndromic surveillance to support timely response, care coordination, and public health reporting for COVID-19 patients.
Patient-centered care means more than just shifting focus to the patient and their needs in a healthcare setting. Read our blog to learn more about the trending topic and its pivotal role in the value-based healthcare model.
What is the Difference Between EMR and EHR? Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records
Learn the differences between electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs), and the roles they play in healthcare interoperability.
Health Equity and Health Disparities: The Role of Health IT and the Need to Standardize Data Collection
Learn more about health equity and why it matters. Discover current discussions around the topic and how Health IT can address inequities and disparities in healthcare.