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    Datapalooza speakers say data-sharing is key to quality care

    Modern Healthcare By Laura Green  | June 1, 2015 ASHINGTON—Making health data more widely accessible and useful to patients and providers could change communities. That’s the message resonating during the first day of the three-day Health Datapalooza conference, held in Washington, this week. Farzad Mostashari, former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information

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    Poor EHR interoperability inhibits value-based care models

    The Advisory Board Company – Daily Briefing November 5, 2014 ACO participants lack access to reliable claims data A lack of interoperability among electronic health record (EHR) systems used by participants in accountable care organizations “inhibit[s] progress” toward a value-based care environment, according to a new report  from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

    • 03 JUN 15
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    How lawmakers are cracking down on ‘information blockers’

    The Advisory Board Company – Daily Briefing May 28, 2015 Federal officials and lawmakers are working to find ways to increase interoperability and ensure the free flow of information, the New York Times reports. Background According to the Times, some electronic health record (EHR) vendors, hospitals, and laboratories intentionally prevent the exchange of health data, as detailed in the

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    Are you a victim of data blocking? The Obama administration wants to know

    Modern Healthcare  By Laura Green  | June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON—Federal health officials are stepping up efforts to stop practices they’re call “data-blocking” with a new push to collect stories from patients, doctors and others whose health data requests were stymied. The CMS has created a new e-mail address—noinformationblocking@cms.hhs.gov—for these reports and announced it during the Health