Weekly News Roundup: July 12, 2019
Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs)
This week’s news roundup is all about Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs): why they might be today’s top solution for healthcare interoperability demands; how to achieve a network-of-networks with health data standardization; the top five things to know about CCDs; and more.
Continuity of Care Documents: Today’s Top Solution for Healthcare Interoperability Demands
ACOs, clinically integrated networks, and those seeking to increase exposure to value-based payment models and take on risk need more data interoperability to achieve desired outcomes. Organizations that continue to rely solely on claims data to drive quality improvement may lack more than 80 percent of available critical patient information. Read More
Achieving a Network-of-Networks with Health Data Standardization
The concept of a network-of-networks lies at the center of several stakeholder efforts to achieve true interoperability. Stakeholders in the public and private sector have touted the benefits of a nationwide network-of-networks for years. Networks-of-networks essentially link all participating healthcare organizations together through common standards to enable cross-organization exchange. Read More
5 Things to Know about CCDs
It’s common knowledge that the continuity of care document (CCD) specification is a healthcare standard EHRs will use to exchange data, based on requirements outlined in Meaningful Use. But there’s more to know CCDs and how they will impact organizations’ Meaningful Use efforts in the months ahead.
Interoperability in Healthcare Data: A Life-Saving Advantage
Health system-sponsored, regional and statewide health information exchanges (HIEs) have come a long way in giving healthcare providers vital patient information needed to achieve population health management (PHM) goals. Read More