What's Happening in Health IT
IN THIS ISSUE
<![endif]>APIs: A Path to Putting Patients at the Center
<![endif]>Help Share the ONC Guide to Getting, Checking, and Using your Health Records
<![endif]>ICYMI: Individuals’ Use of Online Medical Records and Devices for
Health Needs – Data Brief
<![endif]>Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight
<![endif]>Health IT Advisory Committee Upcoming Meetings (Times subject to change)
<![endif]>Other Health IT Updates
APIs: A Path to Putting Patients at the Center
ONC's efforts to achieve interoperability focus on improving individuals’ ability to control their health information so they can shop and coordinate their own care on their smartphone. National Coordinator for Health IT Don
Rucker blogs about ONC’s work to support a robust health app ecosystem to help individuals manage their own health or the health and care of a loved one.
Read Dr. Rucker’s blog post.
Share the ONC Guide to Getting, Checking, and Using your Health Records
The ONC Guide to Getting and Using
your Health Records provides information to patients and consumers about how to get, check and use their health information. You can help share the guide by posting
the web badge on your website or blog. Help people find out how to get and use their health records!
ICYMI: Individuals’ Use of Online Medical Records and Devices for Health Needs – Data Brief
ONC partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to measure the public’s use of health IT. View the data brief:
Individuals’ Use of Online Medical Records and Devices for Health Needs.
Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight
The Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project of the week is: EMS Connectivity.
Through their platform, Kno2 seeks to drive interoperability between the hospital and EMS agencies throughout the patient’s transport and hospital stay – impacting the quality of care, patient safety and outcomes reporting.
Share your interoperability project by submitting a new project at the IPG or update the status of a project that had been posted within the last 90 days. Once a project is submitted or updated, it will be added to the queue to be
randomly selected as a featured project.
Learn more about the IPG Spotlight.
Health IT Advisory Committee Upcoming Meetings (Times subject to change)
Health IT Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 2:30pm ET
Other Health IT Updates
CMS Releases 2018 MIPS Eligibility Tool
CMS recently posted the updated CMS
MIPS Participation Lookup Tool so eligible providers can check on their 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Note: The 2018 Participation Lookup Tool Update for Alternative Payment Model (APM) participants will be updated
at a later time.
Find out whether you’re eligible for MIPS today.
Attention Developers: CMS Blue Button 2.0 Now Available as Part of
CMS launched the new CMS Blue Button 2.0 at the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference. Medicare’s Blue Button 2.0 is part of the new
MyHealthEData initiative which empowers patients by giving them control of their healthcare information.
CMS Blue Button 2.0 is a FHIR-based API that enables Medicare beneficiaries to connect their Medicare claims data to the applications, services, and research programs they trust. More than 150 organizations have signed up for the
API Developer Preview, a program in which software developers can build integrations to access four years of Medicare Part A, B, and D data for 53 million Medicare beneficiaries. Learn more about the
CMS Blue Button 2.0.