Tag Archives: Data

Verma: Move to value-based care slowed by lack of access to data

The value-based transformation in healthcare is not moving quickly enough, and a major reason for the industry’s slow adoption is the difficulty in obtaining health data. That’s the contention of Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who lamented the country’s lack of progress in transitioning away from fee-for-service. “Value-based care… Read More »

Wildfires: Data access in times of disaster

To help those responding to disasters like the wildfires ravaging California every year, authorities have created the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). PULSE is a web application connecting HIE organisations and other data sources in order to be used during disaster scenarios and enable volunteers to help those being evacuated. It was originally… Read More »

Barriers to patients accessing their health data are falling

While the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT continues to remind providers of patients’ rights to electronically view, download and transmit their health information via application programming interfaces, many hospitals are already complying. Since 2014, eligible hospitals have been required to provide patients with the capability to get their information, and in 2017 nearly… Read More »