In April, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), issued a notice seeking comment from stakeholders on possible steps that can expand telemedicine and improve broadband infrastructure for health care delivery.
Within the next 90 days, each agency is instructed to provide the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget a risk management report that describes the agency's action plan to implement the NIST Framework.
HIMSS staff has been in regular contact with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials to see how our organization could be a resource to the Department as it looked for ways to push out information to the healthcare community.
Traditional health care data includes objective clinical data such as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, body weight and laboratory values. These data are commonly used to assess patient trends and to build predictive models. In this way, historical objective data are used to change therapy and provide interventions to improve patient outcomes.
Historically, care management services targeting improved population health have zeroed in on five core diseases: asthma, CAD, CHF, COPD, and diabetes. Under this model, interventions are delivered to patients who share a common condition, regardless of their true need for a given resource or service.