C4BH Round-Up: June 11, 2024

ONC Data Brief: 2023 Hospital Interoperability Engagement

Tracking health information exchange among hospitals, a recent data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) reveals that 70% of non-federal acute care hospitals in 2023 engaged in all four interoperability domains. ONC seeks to close remaining gaps by targeting under-resourced hospitals, supporting clinicians, and focusing on policy to strengthen engagement. (ONC, May 2024)

CHCF Fact Sheet On AI And CA Health Care Safety Net

A new fact sheet from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) outlines the major opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) for the health care safety net including back-office operations, clinical support, population health, and health workforce solutions. Concerns around algorithmic bias, data breaches, workforce cuts, and inequitable access should be considered and monitored. (CHCF, 4/23)

Opportunities For FHIR Exchange With FDA & VA Model

A recent HIMSSCast episode featuring Don Woodlock of InterSystems and Jay Nakashima of eHealth Exchange discusses how a FHIR-based exchange model first developed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can support other use cases. For example, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began leveraging this model in 2023 for real-time surveillance of adverse drug events. (Healthcare IT News, 6/7)

Civitas Networks For Health: Future Of Health Data

Jolie Ritzo of Civitas Networks for Health examines opportunities and challenges for health data management as the scope of health data sharing and use expands. To ensure quality, privacy, and trust, the future of health data must consider community and data governance, standardizing social determinants of health (SDOH) data for whole-person care, harnessing AI with a governance framework, and consent management for patient trust and data integrity. (Healthcare IT Today, 4/23)


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