Panel: What Patterns Are Emerging Nationally in Health Information Sharing?
Moderator: Jeff Livesay, Associate Director, MiHIN
Hear from leaders of three national information sharing efforts as they discuss their current goals and strategies, and how those strategies are coming together to help build national capabilities for securely, easily sharing health information both for providers and for consumers.
Developments in National Information Sharing – Dave Cassel, Director, Carequality
EHR Vendor Alignment and Goals – Jitin Asnaani, Chief Executive Officer, CommonWell Health Alliance
Consumer Trust – Aaron Seib, CEO, National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE)
Developments in National Information Sharing – Dave Cassel
Carequality – The Sequoia Project
Communities of Data sharing partners brought together by specific needs.
The challenges include:
– Unable to connect to constituents of another community.
Carequality is creating a nationwide network of interconnected communities.
Standardized interoperability framework.
– Common rules of the road
– Well- defined technical specifications (Implementation Guides for specific use cases)
– Participant Directory
Trust is an essential component – based on contractual agreements.
including AthenaHealth, EPIC, eClinicalworks, GE Healthcare, HIETexas, Ntsmart, Nextgen, Surescripts.
Patients must be engaged. It must be easy for them.
Communities must innovate. Take national priorities and encourage local action.
EHR Vendor Alignment and Goals – Jitin Asnaani, Commonwell
Commonwell health alliance
Not for profit trade association – Vendor led.
Patient data should follow the patient.
72% of acute EHR installations
37% of Ambulatory EHR Installations
CommonWell services (Trusted and Secure):
– Person Enrollment
– Record Location
– Patient Identification and Linking
– Data Query and Retrieval
– Gaps in the C-CDA
Live in 4,400 sites 3,500 more signed.
NATE – Consumer Trust – Aaron Seib
NBB4C – NATE BlueButton for Consumers
Enables covered entities to use Direct to send information to consumer facing Applications.
Members of Trust Bundle include:
– Medyear, Humetrix, Get Real Health, HealthVault, ishareMedical, No More Clipboard, Omedix, carebox
NBB4C helps people jump the chasm between Provider-Centric exchange and Consumer-facing Applicaitons.
NATE is building the Consumer Health TrustHarbor
Working with CMS on BlueButton on FHIR
TrustHarbor is a registry of EMR’s 2105 CHIT Consumer Facing APIs and the Consumer controlled apps that access them.
Interstate Use Cases for Immunization History/Forecast and Blood Lead Results
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