It will not only take a village to participate in standards-based interoperability, it will take a village to educate, convert and do the heavy lifting necessary to connect healthcare in our nation, and one day around the globe.
CMS finalized its rule for the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program and states this rule will modernize Medicare payment policies to promote access to virtual care, saving beneficiaries time and money while improving access to high-quality services no matter where they live.
“With better procurement practices, supported by the establishment of shared interoperability platform and architecture, healthcare systems can prepare themselves to advance much more rapidly into the person-centric healthcare environment of the future.”
HIMSS submitted a letter to the HHS Office of the Inspector General offering its support of their efforts to address regulatory provisions that may act as barriers to coordinated care or value-based care.
HIMSS submitted a letter to the National Science Foundation in support of their strategic plan and the federal government’s efforts to improve the coordination of AI as well as ensure continued U.S. leadership in AI.
“The success of managing our EHR comes from having an engaged community of healthcare practitioners as well as technical staff ... we have been able to make clinician workflows more efficient while allowing them to provide quality patient care."
The Digial Imaging Adoption Model for Enterprise Imaging, or DIAM-EI, ensures alignment with the industry and confirms that technology is used to its fullest extent for the best possible patient outcomes.