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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

When the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation was established in 2012, we saw the availability of healthcare data and ease of exchange as one of the critical hurdles to overcome to enable digital innovation.  We knew then that healthcare was lacking standard API’s for healthcare data interoperability, and we immediately saw the value and applicability of a promising standards proposal created by a group within HL7, called Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).  FHIR utilized modern API’s based on REST and XML/JSON which CDHI believed necessary for digital health innovation, and since its inception, UCSF has created several digital health apps that utilize FHIR. Today FHIR continues to improve with increased maturity, adoption, and engagement, and CDHI continues to explore how these improvements can be leveraged to improve digital patient care. 

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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