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UCSF CDHI at HACK/HLTH 2019

HACK/HLTH is a health focused hackathon held prior to the HLTH innovation conference happening this week. The hackathon was held in Las Vegas at the MGM Conference center and attracted nearly 200 software participants, most of whom were professional developers. With $80,000 in prizes at stake, as well as 6 sponsor challenge prizes, the event attracted a lot of developers with great ideas to improve healthcare. 

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CDHI Goes to FHIR Dev Days 2019: What’s New With FHIR, the Healthcare Data Interoperability Standard that Enables Digital Health

At CDHI we’ve been active in FHIR community and have been actively promoting its adoption, evolution, and advancement over the last 5 years.  A few of the CDHI Technology Team members attended FHIR Dev Days 2019, held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA, on June 11-13, 2019, to learn about the latest developments around the FHIR standards.  FHIR usage has gained serious momentum, as evidenced by the attendance at this conference.

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BlogSarah Taylor
The HITECH Era – A Patient-Centered Perspective

We appreciate the recent perspectives published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 and the positive impact that it and resulting health IT policies have had on U.S. health care.1,2 The perspectives highlighted the remarkable increase in adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) over the past eight years, thanks to the HITECH Act and to ONC’s and CMS’s implementation of it with major advice and help from the multi-stakeholder HIT Policy and Standards committees.

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BlogBryan Mazzarello
A National Measurement Roadmap for Nationwide Interoperability

The National Quality Forum today released a comprehensive framework to measure and assess the nation’s progress toward interoperable electronic health information exchange. This landmark work by NQF and its Interoperability Committee provides critical support to national efforts to improve interoperability and advance the Triple Aim for better health, better care and better value.

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BlogBryan Mazzarello
The Path Toward Real World Interoperability

By a vote of 392-26 in the House of Representatives and 94-5 in the Senate, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and directed that interoperability and patient access are national priorities for electronic health information exchange and better health, better care and better value.

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BlogBryan Mazzarello