HealthOctober 23, 2020

ONC and CMS have now released the final interoperability guidelines

The time is here for health plans to transform how they collect, manage, and share data in healthcare. On March 9, 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the final rules covering healthcare interoperability, information blocking, data accessibility and transparency, and EHR certification criteria.

The ultimate goal of the new rules: to give patients safe and secure access to their own health information. While this new level of data transparency is great news for the patients, it places a significant burden on payers, providers, and health IT vendors, including EHR systems, to implement new processes and comply with new guidelines by the required timelines.

Specifically, what do the new ONC / CMS rules mean for payers?

Health plans will be expected to develop a strategy for their members’ healthcare data access, which will likely require IT investment, in order to meet compliance milestones around managing and sharing member data, while also ensuring member consent, privacy, and comprehension.

With technology like machine learning, healthcare organizations can make sense of healthcare big data, and find a common definition of interoperability.

Final Rules on Interoperability, Data Accessibility & Transparency

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  • Examination of the details behind the new requirements and their implications
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  • Key Steps to take to prepare your organizations for data sharing
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