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...

What is FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)?

The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard defines how healthcare data can be exchanged across various IT systems. Created and maintained by Health Level 7 (HL7), the FHIR standard uses an Application Programming Interface (API) and common web...

Social Determinants of Health in Healthcare IT Standards

Social determinants of health, as defined by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and...

Leveraging Data to Improve SNF Transitions of Care

Hospital readmissions continue to be a significant patient-safety issue that plagues the healthcare industry. Despite the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012, the 30-day...