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Report on ONC's Public Health Data Systems Hearing: Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19

As part of HHS's response to President Biden's Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats, ONC's Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently held an expert panel hearing to understand the performance of public health data systems during the COVID-19 pandemic response and other gap areas in current infrastructure ... Forthcoming recommendations from the Public Health Data Systems Task Force will identify and prioritize policy and technical gaps to be addressed in order to help ensure a more effective response to future public health threats. These recommendations are expected to be issued later this summer.

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Single-Payer Health Care Group Speaks Out

Patty B. Wight | MPBN | May 11, 2012

Reforming the U.S. health care system is an ongoing challenge...Maine AllCare wants a single-payer system, where everyone gets health insurance under a government-run program. To draw attention to the issue, the group held a rally in Portland last night with members of Occupy Maine. They also brought in a renowned health care activist to speak at several events. Read More »

Some In Canada Longing For ONC-Esque Policies, Researcher Says

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | August 28, 2012

The conclusion of a recent study on Canadian and U.S. health IT policy might’ve come from the department of obvious: “successful health information exchange depends on policies that set clear goals and outline intended effects of HIT implementation without being overly prescriptive, and defines frameworks for guiding policy improvement in a continual and systematic manner,” the authors wrote in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. Read More »

The Case For Improving Health Data Liquidity

Kristine Martin Anderson | Government Health IT | September 17, 2012

While some disagree on the right approach to transform our healthcare system, most will agree that patients must remain at the core. In order to deliver on the promise of more affordable, convenient care, healthcare decision makers should look at every decision with the patient at the center. Read More »

The Promise of a Little Blue Button

John Moore | Chilmark Research | September 11, 2012

...despite some shortcomings, the event was focused around what may be the government’s (VA & CMS) finest contributions to promoting patient engagement – the Blue Button.
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Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Press Release | Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF), Charina Endowment Fund, , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Institute of Medicine (IoM) | September 6, 2012

America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Read More »

Treating Organizational Ills Via Patient-Centered Care

Andrew Ritcheson | Government Health IT | September 6, 2012

To truly deliver “more for less” government health agencies should look to organizational advancements made by another community fraught with complexity, trying to cut costs and improve quality simultaneously — the medical community.
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U.S. Needs Single-payer Health Care

Hedda Haning | PNHP | June 29, 2012

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has essentially approved the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate, what affect will it have? Read More »

What Happens to Healthcare When Troops Come Home?

Melissa Bynes Brooks | Politic365 | April 5, 2012

In the debate over “Obamacare” and the drain of healthcare on the economy, there has not been a lot of discussion about how the system is going to handle troops coming back from combat over the next few years. Read More »

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

Derek Thompson | The Atlantic | March 27, 2013

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made. Read More »

openEHR and FHIR – Fiends or Foes? - HIGHmed Symposium 2021

Event Details
October 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus Berlin Berlin

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for interoperable and scalable data infrastructures within healthcare has become even more apparent. National and regional governments address these challenges by introducing open platforms, a novel paradigm to enable the data flow required to harness the full potential of big data in medicine. To underline the importance of open platforms, and to provide examples of novel implementations to political stakeholders and the health IT community, we dedicate our this year’s HiGHmed Symposium to openEHR and FHIR, the underlying eHealth standards of the data environment of tomorrow.

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Modernizing Healthcare at the Federal Level with Open Source

Event Details
September 20, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Digital Service at the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to transform the U.S. healthcare system by modernizing systems, improving the design of healthcare experiences, participating in policy development, and delivering value to the government, providers, and patients. CMS leverages a unique model where talent from industry and government stay on for a ‘tour of duty,’ working alongside dedicated civil servants. Over 150 million people rely upon the code stewarded at CMS, much of it already open source, and even more that could become open-source in the coming years.

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