MaHIMA Webinar- ONC Interoperability
October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this session we will review the new rules around interoperability and the impact it will have an organization’s ability to enhance patient matching activities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized two transformative rules that will give patients unprecedented safe, secure access to their health data. Interoperability has been pursued by multiple administrations and numerous laws, and finally these rules deliver on giving patients true access to their healthcare data to make informed healthcare decisions and better manage their care. The two rules issued by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), implement interoperability and patient access provisions. Together, these final rules mark the most extensive healthcare data sharing policies the federal government has implemented, requiring both public and private entities to share health information between patients and other parties while keeping that information private and secure.
Matching patient records has long been a challenge for most organizations. In general, it costs systems over $1 million per year to disambiguate and identify patients. As part of the final rule, ONC assures that additional data will be available to match records as they have added previous addresses to what needs to be made available for matching and email addresses, which were not previously made available. Adding these elements further facilitates data matching.
Presented by: Renee Broadbent, Senior Manager of VCISO Services at Wolf & Company, P.C. She is a senior level executive with an extensive background in Information Technology and Information Security.